Owing much of her early musical development to the highly respected grass rootsorganisation Tomorrow’s Warriors, whose alumni include Nubya Garcia and Ezra Collective, Cherise has already been awarded Jazz FM’s Vocalist of the Year Award and in 2020 she was also named Vocalist of the Year by the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. In support of the EP release, Cherise plays at London’s ‘Ninety One Living Room’ on 13th November.
Taking inspiration from contemporary RnB artists such as H.E.R, Summer Walker and SZA,Cherise’s new EP finds her turning her world class talent to Soul and RnB, with her sublimevocal taking centre stage. Lyrically, Cherise wrote the single as a source of hope for herselfwhilst grieving, as she explains
“I wrote ‘Rise’ while in deep grief and it was my way of remaining hopeful. I share this songto extend a sense of optimism in the face of the uncertainty we all share in this time”
As a second-generation descendant to Jamaican Grandparents who settled in London as apart of the Windrush generation, Cherise’s culture and heritage sing from her entirecreative output “My grandparents taught me that I am a manifestation of their wildestdreams. The gratitude and love I have for them runs through everything I sing.”
A truly multi-faceted artist, Cherise is fast proving herself to be one of the most fiercelytalented young musicians around. Her effortless, world class vocals alongside her honest,soulful song writing manage to be simultaneously both contemporary and timeless.