“Cherry Glow” is the lead single from the new project of London-based producer, singer and songwriter Rhi. Lifted from her first self-produced album, her bewitching and ethereal soundscapes have seen upfront radio play from Benji B on BBC R1.
The lead track “Cherry Glow”, unites sparkling embellishments which swathe Rhi’s intimate lyricism and encompass the glimmer of a secret. Mapped onto an atmospheric, woozy beat, with soft pads and slow clicks, Rhi creates a very personal arena guided by her romanticised dialogue and the glowing melody which comes in and out of focus; "It's about two people spending a night together secretly. It could be love or lust, but in that moment, no one else exists... it's just about them".
I might love this even more than Black Focus. Why? There is more of a focus on that Wu Funk sound, more melodies by the rhythm master, more hip-hop flavor, a chance for Kamaal to really shine. A perfect balance between hard hitting sounds with more melodic and meditative ones. One of the few albums I wish was 24-bit quality, that is how great this is. At the top of all the 2018 "best of" lists for a reason. Much respect HW. Edward