Cherry Lena is an alternative pop R&B singer-songwriter from Montreal, Canada. Having first captured the attention of audiences with her performances on The Voice Quebec in 2018, she has since been making a name for her stunning combination of warm R&B tones and subtle 1950’s jazz vocals. Her music is rich and timeless, resulting in a sound which effortlessly displays the musician’s undeniable talent and passionate delivery.
Her latest single, “EDGE” was written a few years ago, and is described by the songwriter as a cry for help. Struggling with loneliness and isolation, Lena emphasises how she’s hit her limit, singing “I’m on the edge,” as she desperately tries to find a way out of the darkness. She confides, “Re-working it years after its initial composition, I was pleased to realize that I had evolved considerably since. I dedicate this song to my inner-strength. To my resilience, to my inner-bad b*tch, who allowed me to become a flower that blooms in adversity. This is for my inner-queen. Back then, I had yet to meet her.”
Sonically, “EDGE” is channeled by dark feminine energy and feminine rage. Letting her heart dictate her words and melodies, this is some of Lena’s most honest and authentic work to date. Blending pop with drum and bass, “EDGE” is a confidence booster and a song to listen to when you want to feel energized and pumped.
Hoping her music will allow others to feel their emotions, she encourages people to not see their pain as a weakness but as something that makes them grow into the elevated version of themselves. Racking up an impressive amount of streams on Spotify, the artist continues to win over the hearts of listeners across the globe. Her cover of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” in collaboration with Apashe has received more than 9.5 million views on YouTube alone. Proving to be a force to be reckoned with by gathering humbling praise from tastemakers such as Wonderland Magazine, METAL Magazine, Earmilk and Atwood, expect to see a lot more from Cherry Lena.