Cherry - Gloom

Review by Dillon Crader

As soon as I saw that Cherry was releasing a new 7 inch, I hopped on it as soon as I could. A big reason why I jumped on Cherry’s EP, Gloom is because I have been a big fan of all the bands and music coming out from Philadelphia right now, and as soon as I hit the play button on Gloom, I was not let down by this Philadelphia-based group. 

Cherry have created a very unique blend of music on this EP. Upon first listen, I sat for probably about fifteen minutes, trying to figure out what other artists Gloom reminded me of, and I never really pinpointed it. Though that may seem like a negative connotation, I find it to be a great aspect. Gloom has a very rare and uncommon sound that doesn’t remind me of anything I have ever listened to. 

“Alligators” is definitely the track that stands out the most. The song reminds of me of just driving in the car by myself in the middle of summer. The energy and whistling part that back this song is super fun to listen to, as well.

Honestly, I can't wait to hear more from Cherry. Honestly, my biggest complaint about Gloom is that it doesn't last long enough for me. This being their first release, it's easy to cut them some slack, though, and needless to say, I am very excited to see what comes next for this young and exciting band. 

Rating: 4/5

Listen to "Alligators"


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