WRITTEN BY: MEG
Earlier this year, Cherie Amour debuted with their successful first single, “Burn.” Now, the Maryland-based band has returned with their sophomore effort, titled “Orlando.”
The intro contains an extremely catchy hook, foreshadowing the unforgettable choruses that will come in later on. The first verse is driven by synths and incorporates some poppier production on the vocals, while trap beats drive the first pre-chorus and prepare for the huge chorus, where some of the band’s rock influences are shown, and the harder-hitting instrumentation carries over to the second verse and pre-chorus before that aforementioned chorus comes back. The bridge and the outro are where the hip-hop influences are brought to the forefront, delivering a performance that shows more and more emotion as it continues, and the irresistible hook heard throughout the song makes a reappearance shortly afterwards before the song concludes.
Cherie Amour consider their sound a genre they call “nu-punk,” and that sound is shown very clearly, as the band’s wide range of influences is put on display all throughout. The band blend together bits and pieces of rock, pop, and hip-hop to create something uniquely theirs, and this single shows why they should be on your radar.
"ORLANDO" IS AVAILABLE NOW. LISTEN TO THE TRACK HERE: