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Cherise Craves Something Real in “Secrets”

London-based Jazz & R&B musician and singing sensation, Cherise releases a vulnerable and thoughtful new single, “Secrets.”

Cherise "Secrets" album art with Cherise standing in a field with the open sky behind her.

As Cherise so elegantly reveals in her latest single, secrets aren’t necessarily about intentionally keeping something from one another in a relationship, but, rather, are rooted in intimacy and whether we feel secure. Secrets are often kept in fear; a concern rooted in reality or in the imagination that keep us restrained from being open and honest with ourselves and others.

“Don’t you know I’m as fearful as you” is the phrase that, though often left unsaid, highlights the level of acceptance and vulnerability often required to open up a dialogue.

“Let your guard down / let me in / give yourself this chance to feel” in the chorus is a bold request following the observation that you are “looking for something real.” This is a nod to the social nature of humanity and our interdependence with one another as much as it highlights the need for building deep trust by both parties in an intimate relationship. 

“‘Secrets’ is my first step in a new creative direction. And I wrote the song with Tobie Tripp, at a time when I was encouraging myself to be creatively brave, says Cherie. “The visuals were shot in the beautiful landscape of Switzerland, and represent fresh beginnings. The song is about finding the bravery to be your true self in the company of those who love you”

Cherie’s transparently passionate narratives and storytelling have afforded opportunities at London Jazz Festival, and with Michael Kiwanuka, Jamie Cullum, and Nubiyan Twist. Expect to see Cherie take the stage at the 2023 Love Supreme and Montreux Jazz festivals. 

Find “Secrets” on your favorite streaming platforms like YouTubeSpotify, Apple Music, and more.

Daniel Warren Hill

Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records. 

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