Montreal’s alternative Pop R&B singer-songwriter CHERRY LENA‘s new 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 in her new single with passionate vocal energy, backed up by rising synthesisers and contagious melodies.
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.”
Having first captured the attention of audiences with her performances on The Voice Quebec in 2018, Cherry Lena 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.
‘Toxic Woman is out today (10th November) across various music platforms. Listen below…