Granted, these aren’t the words you’d expect to hear from your mother, even if they’re taken from a song, but with eccentric lyrics and entertaining music, electro-pop band Cherub has managed to sing their way into the hearts of many Indie fans, and surprisingly, my mother’s as well.
With a collection of work that includes song titles such as “Freaky Me, Freaky You” “Strip to This” and “Disco Shit,” it’s not hard to tell Cherub band members Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber like to have fun with their music, and they did just that in their latest album, Year of the Caprese.
Formed in 2010, the two Tennessee natives met in college and after five years of friendship, decided to make music together – the two not only share the same musical taste, but have a tenacious attitude and a seductive mind.
Together, they create music that is infused with a danceable 80s pop sound that is brought into the present with a little bit of rock and roll.
The band’s main goal is to bring love to all their fans, and they do so with music drenched in sex, laced with a little bit of drugs and tossed with a whole lot of seduction.
Their song “Doses and Mimosas,” released in 2012, became popular among Indie fans earlier this year and even crept its way to the No. 23 spot on the Alternative music charts, but it's not the only song fans should pay attention to.
Year of the Caprese is full of wild lyrics and party antics, but also has a deep and contemplative side.
Hidden behind their deeply infections beats often lies even deeper lyrics – such is the case for songs “Doses and Mimosas,” which talks about drug abuse and “This Song is for You,” a soft party anthem sung in a ballad like manner.
Many of Cherub’s lyrics often make me laugh, but others are insightful and downright heart wrenching: “Eternally on the run, from everyone, don’t wanna live too fast, or die too young. But now that I'm buzzed, and soon to be fucked, I just want to live it up with the ones I love.”
Both Kelley and Huber add so much personality to their music and create a unique sound with high rising falsettos, great harmonies and funky instrumentals.
The songs in Year of the Caprese fade in and out of each other in seamless transitions, while others break out of each other in bold contrast.
It is a fun, party album with hidden layers.
Cherub has recently finished their Champagne Showers Tour, but say they will release dates for the winter soon.
You can find Year of the Caprese online, and can check out more of their work here.
- Patricia Sanchez