When not making music, Char Jeré’s pastimes include ‘long walks on the beach with her metal detector at sunset’. Which is a sentence we don’t often come across in band bios. The Brooklyn-based musician, having worked with the likes of Simian Mobile Disco and Moiré in the past, is beginning to take her own steps as a solo artist under her surname, Jeré. And we’ve got the premiere of her new single Chocolate Hearts.
Chocolate Hearts is electro-pop deconstructed and lo-fi. A simple drumbeat snaps in the background, guitars jab in and out, a synth leaps in to pile some energy into the chorus and Jeré‘s vocal is buried deep in the fuzz. And that’s all she needs. It’s a charming little song, an idiosyncratic love song that borrows from different genres and builds something that’s 100% its own. Jeré says:
‘Love is like the ocean in that we’ve only explored 5% of it. This song is about vulnerability.’
Chocolate Hearts is out on June 19 on Cherish.