SINGLE: Cherry Cola // ARTIST: Leanne Tennant
As addictive as its namesake but minus the saccharine aftertaste, indie pop darling Leanne Tennant hits a dreamy sonic sweet spot with her latest track 'Cherry Cola'.
Offering a glimpse into the latest chapter for this divine Queensland songstress, 'Cherry Cola' comes off a seemingly golden run for Leanne Tennant - taking out the Carol Lloyd Award last year for emerging female singer-songwriters, plus a swag of QLD Music Awards up her sleeves, it would appear success is an effortless second nature for this Cairns-based artist. But in reality, 'Cherry Cola' comes as a result of a tenacity and perseverance, with Tennant nearly giving up on her musical journey amid the strains of being a completely independent musician. But Tennant's trials and triumphs are equally our gain with this latest material, and 'Cherry Cola' certainly goes down smooth.
Coating Tennant's crystalline vocals across gleaming instrumentals, 'Cherry Cola' paints coquettish, driving beats with vibrant synths and some fresh little twists that tip their hats to the dreamy stylings of Jack River and The Middle Kids, while lyrically traipsing around the contrasting realities of simultaneous loving and loneliness in relationships.
Teaming up with the legendary Konstantin Kersting (Mallrat, The Belligrents, Tia Gostelow) on production, bass and synth duties, as well as lining up mates Travis Jenkins on guitar and Ed Ruben on keys, 'Cherry Cola' is an instant indie-pop gem that firmly showcases Tennant's ability to weave memorable melodies and sanguine sounds that will coax and charm your ears and soul without a sickly sweet aftertaste. Drink up!
LEANNE TENNANT'S LATEST TRACK 'CHERRY COLA' IS OUT AND BUBBLING IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW, FOR MORE INFO HEAD HERE.
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BY TIANA SPETER