Canadian Alt-Pop sensation Cherry Lena is back with her new single “Toxic Woman”
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 next single “Toxic Woman” explores the idea that people should not see their pain as a weakness, but rather as an opportunity to grow into an elevated version of themselves. Lena confides, “This song is a sort of letter to myself. I wrote it last summer, at a dark time of my life. Whenever I feel down, I have this strange sensation that I’m stuck in a web of eternal negativity. Losing my sense of time, It’s like my sadness overpowers every part of my being and I feel incapable of relating to others. Relying only on myself in these moments, this song kind of represents the interaction between myself and a past happier version of me.”
Written in producer Jay Lavigne’s home studio, Lena set about encapsulating her truly cathartic musical messages. As she sings, “I know you’re gone, You always needed more, you, ‘Til I’m your ghost, No one gets to come close to you”, her new single soars with passionate vocal energy, rising synthesisers and contagious melodies. Lena continues to showcase her migration into a realm of dreamy alternative pop, solidifying her remarkable sound and likening musical persona.
Hoping that listeners will find resonance amongst her rhythms, She continues, “I believe It’s only when we feel down that we really truthfully hear music’s messages. I think that applies to this song too. Anyone who’s experienced any sort of deep sorrow in their life will feel connected to this song. I’m hoping it’ll bring some sort of comfort.”
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 eight million views on YouTube alone. Garnering humbling praise from tastemakers such as METAL Magazine, Earmilk and Atwood, she is proving to be a force to be reckoned with. Expect to see a lot more from Cherry Lena in coming months!