A Look in the Mirror with Nasty Cherry and New Single, ‘What Do You Like In Me’
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Nasty Cherry

What we see in the mirror can be unforgiving. We can be unkind to ourselves and not self-assured. Oftentimes this same self-effacing nature can cast many a soul adrift in these most Darwinian of times.

When lead singer Gabz of Nasty Cherry exclaims, “What do you see in me” its a near perfect amalgamation of that insecurity many of us feel, with a special nod to teenage women the world over.

I’m about one-third of the way through my Rise n Grind latte when a nostalgic fever comes over me watching this music video. Its 80s and 90s vamp kitsch circa USA Network’s ‘Up All Night’ in all its lust and fussed-over glory. There’s an obvious visual reference to Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love” and enough awkward mirror stares to give a girl whiplash.

The song itself highlights hazy vocals, delay-drenched guitars, and a somewhat simple drum beat, as if Twin Shadow hooked up with Lana Del Rey in the early hours on a Sunday morning. It is effortlessly catchy, and a great fit sonically for Vroom Vroom Recordings, Charli XCX’s own label.

I’m no expert on witchcraft, but these girls have certainly cast a spell on me with this retro-infused dream pop affair.

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