Who Is Nasty Cherry?

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“You know when you have a friend, and you know they’d be super into this other friend you have but they don’t know each other so you make the connection? It was like that,” is how Charli XCX describes the formation of Nasty Cherry. Yes, you heard that correct, pop superstar Charli XCX is the mastermind behind your new favorite pop/punk girl group, Nasty Cherry.

Nasty Cherry is Chloe Chaidez (guitar), Debbie Knox-Hewsom (drums), Gabbriette Bechtel (vocals), and Georgia Somary (bass). All of the girls know Charli but not eachother. If you haven’t checked out their Netflix show yet, I highly recommend it. If you love rise to fame stories that are fun and female-empowering, go watch! Fans get a heavy glimpse into what it’s like to create and curate a band (and brand) that is successful and honest. Through a haze of vape pens and smeared eyeliner, the four women start living and creating music together, personalities come out and tensions start to rise.

Through the ups and downs, Nasty Cherry is finally formed and are already hitting their stride. Hit single, “Win” is Nasty Cherry to its core. A spunky pop-punk anthem declaring ones desire to always be on top. Gabbi’s stellar alto vocals are deep and desirable as ever as they glide over an alluring bass line. The lyrics are retro and as rebellious as possible; “I’m such a psycho, got violent eyes, I’ll make it rain down, electric skies, I tell you secrets, I tell you lies.”

Watch the spunky video:

The band recently released their first EP titled, Season 1 featuring the edgy, “Music With Your Dad”, the euphoric “Live Forever” and of course, my favorite, “Win”. I can’t wait to hear more from these girls in the future.

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‘The Politician’: Songs from Netflix’s new teen drama

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If you haven’t immersed yourself into Ryan Murphy’s (Glee, American Horror Story, Nip/Tuck) new high school/high-class world, then you are truly missing out. Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) is an ambitious high school-er on the path to being President of the United States…maybe? His eagerness for power and leadership spill over into his personal life wreaking havoc on almost everyone around him. As his world starts to crumble, music is what seems to be the glue holding him together. Murphy does this in a subtle yet obvious way (do your research and watch the drama and glory that is Glee) as iconic songs are treated with acoustic kindness throughout The Politician.

Here are some of the best songs heard in The Politician:

Try not to cry at this one…

 

An alt favorite

 

So so so iconic

 

The title sequence song and a good one at that

 

Everything Tame touches is gold

 

Yes, yes, and more yes

 

One of my all-time favorites and fits so elegantly in the show

 


 

Inside Astroworld: Travis Scott’s Netflix Film

The documentary opens with the Houston, Texas native talking to a night vision camera, explaining the concept behind Astroworld; an album that shook the rap world to its core, making Scott the biggest rapper of 2018.

Look Mom I Can Fly shows the real Travis Scott. Behind the loud bass, smoke clouds, and paparazzi flashes, Scott is a family man to his core. Keeping a tight-knit circle, he often runs backstage to hug and give thanks to family and friends. Girlfriend and businesswoman, Kylie Jenner makes a couple appearances as they welcome their daughter, Stormi, into the world. Scott is seen kissing and playing with his daughter with a big wide smile plastered on his face. “Ain’t going to lie, It’s the livest thing of all time” is how Scott described what it was like to listen to his unborn baby’s heartbeat.

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Fans are quickly swept onto the Astroworld journey to fruition, seeing behind the scenes snippets of how the legendary album was made. James Blake, Kevin Parker (Tame Impala), and Earth, Wind, and Fire all make a quick appearance as contributors on the album. But what the fans really learn about is what Astroworld means to Scott. The album is inspired by the AstroWorld theme park that was located in Houston, Texas. The Six Flags-owned park later closed down in 2005. On the theme behind this album, Scott says, “They tore down AstroWorld to build more apartment space. That’s what it’s going to sound like, like taking an amusement park away from kids. We want it back. We want the building back. That’s why I’m doing it. It took the fun out of the city.” That angst and rioting anger can be heard all over the Astroworld album.

The rapper created his own Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas last November. This sold out festival looked like something out of a video game. Fans practically bent down barricades to run inside and go crazy in the world of Travis Scott. Not only did this festival promote Scott and his new music, but brought fans from all over the world to his hometown of Houston to relish in the magical Astroworld.

It’s safe to say it’s been a long time since a rapper has had such a massive effect on people of all genders, races, and ages. Crowds are flooded with mosh pits, riots, nose bleeds, and sometimes even broken bones. Scott’s music allows fans to open up and go crazy no matter where they are in a stadium full of people. After a tough loss at the Grammy’s, Travis is reminded that he’ll keep doing it for the fans and never stop making music. If you’re a fan of Travis Scott, be sure to sit down and watch this documentary to further understand who he is as an artist – not just a rapper.