Did you guys know we stumbled upon Cherish all because she used our #FriendOfTeton hashtag?!? So remember kids, a hashtag can change your life.
Seriously though, we’d been following Cherish for a while and invited her up to film for Teton TV, which was a huge success. We liked her instantly and with all the support she’s shown, adding her to our Artist roster was a natural fit. Join us in getting to know her a little better.
T: We know you’re working on a new album. Can you tell us about the process with your songwriting for this one?
C: This album has really taken me on a surprising journey. As I wrote, I felt a deeper connection with myself than I ever had before. There was a ton of reflection on my life; the experiences I’ve had, and the emotions I’ve felt as I wrote. I usually would try to channel that emotion and as I wrote, the songs just sort of spilled out onto the page. It’s been a very powerful and liberating experience with creativity- I hope everyone is able to experience this emotion at least once in their life.
T: What is your favorite kind of pizza? Deep dish or thin crust?
C: I’m kinda just a classic cheese pizza fan! I do enjoy a good thin crust every now & again!
T: Who would you say your biggest musical influences are?
C: To name a few- Fictionist, New Shack, Sufjan Stevens, The Moth & The Flame, & Isaac Russell. I’ve been so lucky to be able to work with & live in the same town as some of the artists I’ve named, they’re all incredible people!
T: Do you consider yourself a night owl or an early bird?
C: Both? I usually stay up late(ish) & wake up early. I love sleeping but, I’m not very good at it.
T: To date, what’s been your favorite venue to play live and why?
C: Hands down, Velour Live Music Gallery in Provo, UT. It’s because of the people I’ve met there that I even considered becoming a musician. Plus, it’s super vibey & rad. I love it there!
T: How did you discover Teton?
C: One of the members of a band I like recommended it to me! I’ve loved it ever since!
T: Women in the singer/songwriter genre can be hard to come by. How important do you think that role is for young girls to look up to?
C: I feel like it is so, so, so important. Young girls are seeing these men succeed & not very many women are able to reach that same level of success. So I see this role as an opportunity to challenge what we see in the mainstream media & give girls a person to look up to and say, “If she can do it, why can’t I?” That’s how it all started for me.
T: What are your biggest challenges when writing new music?
C: My biggest challenge is probably just getting started on new work. I like to make sure all my other pieces are as good as I can make them before I move on to a new project.
T: Can you share the last 5 songs you listened to?
C: Wilted Daisies- Joshua James
The Most the Most the Most- Emily Brown
City at War – Fictionist
In a Week- Hozier
Youthemism- Coral Bones
T: What’s the comfiest piece of clothing you own?
C: My sweater I got from KPGR– a club I was in last year!
T: Favorite color?
C: I like all colors. It just depends on my mood & the season usually!
T: Give us three words that would describe your future.
C: Bright, exciting, and empowering
T: What’s the title of a new favorite song you’re writing?
C: I’ve still been polishing up the songs for this upcoming EP, so I haven’t written anything new quite yet, but I expect to be writing again & starting another project within the next few weeks!
Until next time,
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