long before cehryl found her voice, the shy hong kong native tried her hand at composing, ditching piano lessons to learn songs on mtv by ear. that same watchful curiosity led her to point-and-shoot cameras, fending off life’s transience. films like in the mood for love and eternal sunshine guided her musical taste as much as other artists. it’s no wonder she still illustrates her merch to this day.
punk princess avril lavigne and taiwanese pop star jay chou formed cehryl’s melodic foundation. over the years, amy winehouse, frank ocean, alicia keys, the beatles, and justin vernon made their mark. in high school, she recorded her vocals because no one else would. finally, after many lessons while studying at berklee in boston, she set west, discovering close friends in la who kindled her ambition: zack villere, mulherin, dijon, alex szotak, brian mantra, softglas. together, they preserve fleeting moments in sound and color.
cehryl’s debut album, written, produced, and performed in its entirety by her, is out now - Slow Motion