Rising Nigerian-Irish London based singer-songwriter Cherry Dragon is poised to announce a brand new release with the arrival of ‘Altar’, an introspective, uncompromising soul-pop offering showcasing Cherry Dragon’s haunting vocal delivery.
She says: “Altar is a song about facing oneself. The inner demons we run from. We try to distract ourselves with so much…tv, food, relationships, Instagram, anything but to sit with that unsettled side of ourselves. It’s about that moment when you own all of who you are, who you have been and make a choice… do I keep carrying this load or do I let go now? Ultimately it’s about finding freedom from the prison we create within. When you know you can’t keep walking the path you’re on, you know it’s time to choose a new one”.
Cherry Dragon is a female singer-songwriter/producer hailing from Dublin, Ireland. She infuses her Afro-Celtic heritage colourfully throughout her music. She first sang at the tender age of 13 after her drama teacher made her get up and belt out a few notes in front of all her classmates. She started playing the piano shortly after and immediately started to craft her own songs. With an absent father and a mother who brought her through four different religions by the time she was 7 years old it’s clear why there is such raw emotion in Cherry Dragon’s music.
“Growing up in Ireland no one looked like me at the time, I felt being different was a very bad thing. It took a bit of time but I’ve learned to be grateful for my differences and I look for that in music too as a fan and an artist”.
She has been honing her craft and has truly created her own authentic style. Her debut single “Altar” has just aired on the hit Apple TV show ‘ Dickinson’ mid Jan (2021).