This summer we chatted with R&B producer and singer-songwriter Cehryl about her really sick EP, Delusions. Now she’s back with three excellent tracks that were all released within a week of each other: one original cut and two collaborations. The first track to drop was her own solo effort, “Selfish.” I like to think of “Selfish” as a sort of antithetical companion track to PARTYNEXTDOOR‘s “Problems & Selfless,” a searing-hot trap ballad that has PARTY caught between two women (takeaway lyric: “They think that I’m selfish but I’m selfless”). Cehryl spins intimate lines and spare beats the same as PARTY, but here she’s quick to take on the guilt (“What’s the use if the truth is/ I’m selfish”). “Selfish” explores the difficult process of getting to know a lover, how the initial allure of another can fade once the mystery has been solved. The track features Alex Szotak on bass.
Rising South Chicago producer Eli Way features Cehryl’s vocals on his newest single, “If It Makes You Happy,” a bright, upbeat electronica jam. Another feature was also released a little closer to home by fellow Berklee College of Music student, Blanda. The two worked on an EP’s worth of material throughout the summer, which will hopefully be released, but until then their collaboration “Come With Me” should be more than enough to tide you over. The track is a gorgeous, creatively ambitious trap banger that features both artist’s vocals in a very dope duet. Stream those two joints below.