LISTEN | Cherry Blaster Releases Dark Pop Tune "Demo Reel"
Cherry Blaster is Iulia Ciobanu's solo electronic/synth project.
Hailing from Toronto, we first laid ears on her latest single "Demo Reel" and we did a double-take. The dark-eerie synth infused music really took us by surprise when we started feeling the music seeping into our limbs as we put it on blast, and on repeat. This isn't the first single from the indie artist though...
After years of trying to write guitar music, she accidentally discovered the enjoyment of synthesized sounds and re-discovered the enjoyment of playing the keyboard. Cherry Blaster vacillates between aggressive and dreamy soundscapes as a result of attempting to channel the driving force of punk while not being able to shake her vocal pop upbringing.
I've never been particularly good at taking initiative in social situations, and this has often allowed me to retreat behind walls of self-protection. Demo Reel paints a picture of what I initially feel from this vantage point: the earnest desire to be accepted that comes before the envy that then morphs into a fortifying yet toxic cynicism (the age old "If they don't need me, I don't need them" attitude). I think most of us have gone through this, especially in our youth, so I wanted to ensconce the honesty and vulnerability of the lyrics in a vibrant, mercurial sonic palette that evokes the innocence of our school days.
Listen to "Demo Reel" right here, right now: