Baltimore-based quartet Cherie Amour released their new single and video “Love’s Not Your Thing” via Equal Vision Records. Their second follow up to acclaimed 2021 debut EP Internal Discussions, the band is back flexing their signature “nu-punk” sound, expertly combining elements of pop-punk, R&B, hip-hop, and metal. Produced by Alan Day (Four Year Strong), the track stands out with huge, radio friendly production and bombastic electronic elements. Not content to rest on their alternative laurels, the band mixes in an undercurrent of mainstream hip-hop and R’n’B that elevates the track into unique sonic territory. While “Love’s Not Your Thing” will appeal to a wide range of music lovers, it is anything but formulaic – instead, it serves as a reminder that Cherie Amour has perfected a sound totally their own. You can stream and watch “Love’s Not Your Thing” here.
The band has this to say about the inspiration for their latest song: “This is another one we pulled from the OLTL (our previous band) era of demos and it’s actually the track that helped us pick a new band name. It’s about finding someone you like and getting to know them over the course of a few dates but you realize they’re the type of person that likes to keep up drama in a relationship, otherwise they classify it as ‘boring’. I really liked the use of ‘c’est la vie’ here because it feels like a verbal shrug, accepting that this person’s thrills won’t change. Sometimes in life, it just is what it is.”
The band will join Broadside, Young Culture and First and Forever on the Into The Raging Sea tour through August. Full itinerary and tickets can be found here.
Cherie Amour is Trey Miller (vocals), Casey Reid (guitar), Brendan Willis (guitar) and Ronnie Sherman (drums).
Cherie Amour are both an established act and a new band. Its members–vocalist Trey Miller, guitarists Casey Reid and Brendan Willis and drummer Ronnie Sherman–had been playing together as One Life To Lead, but felt that name didn’t suit their evolving musical style. As a result, they renamed themselves Cherie Amour, and it’s with this moniker that the self-styled nu-punk outfit have truly found their sound. The four-piece have done so by mixing together a killer blend of genres that, on paper, make for odd bedfellows, but in the band’s capable hands sound like they’re meant to be together. “It was amongst our goals to not try to prescribe to a certain genre,” says Allen. “We wanted it to be all-encompassing so that you can get out of it what you want and need, and we felt that nu-punk was the best way to describe that simply.”
Their latest singles “Love’s Not Your Thing” and “Sin City” serve as follow ups to acclaimed 2021 debut EP Internal Discussions, both produced by Alan Day (Four Year Strong) and released through Equal Vision Records. Their newest tracks are catchy, hook-laden, emotion laced journeys through the bands pop-punk foundations mixed with heavy breakdowns and an unapologetic undercurrent of hip-hop inspired pop. A self aware, existential lyrical edge adds an element that confidently breaks down genre barriers and makes “Love’s Not Your Thing” and “Sin City” truly unforgettable experiences for the listener.