Accolades / Press · 15 August 2023

Board City’s Fresh Finds

Board City had nothing but great things to say about Cherry Lips in their Fresh Finds coverage.

In a world where music serves as a universal language, the debut single “Cherry Lips” from the cross-country collaboration Chase the Feeling brings a burst of refreshing electro-pop that encapsulates the essence of summer. The track, marked by its infectious melodies and irresistible danceability, is an exploration of love, friendship, and the joyous moments that life offers. This debut single is more than just a song; it’s a testament to the power of remote collaboration and the potential of emerging talent.

The driving force behind the music, Chase Matthews, not only lends his name to the group but also his songwriting, performing, and producing skills. His ability to craft compelling melodies serves as the foundation upon which “Cherry Lips” rests. Complementing Matthews‘ musicality is the lyrical finesse of SILKIE, a Manchester-based DJ and singer-songwriter. With a background in songwriting from the British Institute of Modern Music, SILKIE’s lyrics infuse the track with a vibrant and relatable narrative.

“Cherry Lips” is further elevated by the dynamic vocals of Xerxes-K, who is no stranger to traversing various musical genres. His voice seamlessly intertwines with SILKIE’s, creating a harmony that resonates throughout the track. Xerxes–K’s role as a musician, artist, and producer shines through, adding depth and dimension to the song’s sonic landscape.

“…a banging pop tune.”

BBC Music’s Melita Dennett

The single’s release on the first of the month was met with enthusiastic support, earning airtime on Amazing Radio in both the UK and the US. BBC Music’s Melita Dennett described it as “a banging pop tune,” reaffirming its infectious appeal. The success of “Cherry Lips” serves as a tantalizing taste of what Chase the Feeling has in store for listeners. With more songs on the way [Chase the Feeling] promises to be a rising star in the indie music scene.

The collaborative spirit of Chase the Feeling is a testament to the power of modern technology and artistic connection [with a] blend of talents transcending geographical boundaries, proving that music knows no limits. Chase Matthews, SILKIE, and Xerxes-K have seamlessly integrated their abilities to create a sound that resonates with audiences worldwide.

As anticipation builds for [more music], Chase the Feeling’s trajectory promises to be a dynamic journey through indie-pop landscapes. The fusion of Matthews’ melodies, SILKIE’s lyrical prowess, and Xerxes-K’s distinctive vocals creates an electrifying synergy that captures the essence of the modern music landscape—diverse, interconnected, and brimming with potential.

Excerpts from the Original article.