exclusive: cherie amour’s debut single “burn” is a punk rock revelation
By Nathan Leigh
June 3, 2021
Deftly melding post-hardcore, hip-hop, and R&B, Cherie Amour operate on a level of their own. On their debut single after signing with the legendary Equal Vision Records, singer Trey Miller boasts an impressive range as he interrogates his past failings. It’s a massive single that’s anthemic and vital, calling out for summer stages and skateparks. The video matches their sonic ambitions with a self-directed short horror film that takes the concept of DIY deathly seriously. After trying (and failing) to find a fairgrounds willing to rent space for them, the band took matters into their own hands and built a whole carnival themselves. “One day in the group chat we were just like ‘what if we all just got murdered at a carnival.’ Casey (Reid, guitar) instantly went online and started calling places to see if we could rent their fairgrounds to film but once we told them what the video was about we got turned down. So Casey being Casey.. was like ‘We can just build it.’ So that’s what happened. Casey designed the carnival and we built it ourselves.”
Trey Miller tells us the new single is “really the first song that got me started on being more vulnerable and examining my flaws in my lyrics. I’ve been in situations where stress caused me to say things out of anger, things I’ve immediately regretted and sometimes was too prideful to admit were wrong. This is me admitting that I was wrong.”
Follow Cherie Amour on Instagram @cherieamourband.
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