Review Fix chats with singer-songwriter Jerrica Alyssa, who discusses her new single, â€œThose Cherry Lips,â€ detailing the inspiration behind the track, as well as her influences and goals for the future.
About â€œThose Cherry Lipsâ€:
One of those collaborations is her infectious new single, â€œThose Cherry Lips.â€ The rhythmic pop meets urban R&B vibe undulates beneath her sultry vocals, dripping with passion and anticipation. Itâ€™s the perfect chill track to put you in the mood, and Jerrica’s female-forward reflection of two people meeting in the middle is lush with empowerment and sensuality. A low-tempo beat hums under layers of vocals and hushed breathing, building a sense of heat and movement into every second of the vibrant arrangement. Itâ€™s the kind of sound that will make you want to light the candles, turn up the music, and lose yourself in someone you love.
Review Fix: How did you get involved in music?
Jerrica Alyssa: As a young child, I remember my home being filled with music playing all the time.Â When my parents would play classic Pop & R&B records by legends like Michael Jackson, Iâ€™d always put on a show to sing and dance for my family.Â This was the beginning of my musical journey, exhausting my family with my singing, piano and dance.Â Â Music has always been the center of my life, now expressed through my own music. Â
Review Fix: What makes this single special to you?
Jerrica Alyssa: This is my first debut single as Jerrica Alyssa.Â I wrote it in my hometown and completed it upon my move to Nashville!Â I was involved in all aspects of the song from writing & producing, to creating the visuals for the album art, lyric video and acoustic performance video.Â My vision for this single has truly come alive! Iâ€™m so for excited for my future singles!Â
Review Fix: Why does Urban Pop matter?
Jerrica Alyssa: Well from my perspective, Urban Pop is derived from soul and groove, in combination with catchy beats and melodies.Â It truly seems to resonate with todayâ€™s audiences.Â I feel soul is the key to my original music; but my love for pop and urban beats gives me a platform to create!Â Â
Review Fix: How do you think studyingÂ Genetics makes you a better singer?
Jerrica Alyssa: My scientific field of study allowed me to understand that becoming a better singer is a combination of the effects of genetics and the influences of my environment.Â Meaning, my strong voice is physically influenced by my genetics, but without me nurturing my voice/musicality through training, performing and practice, I would not have become a better singer. Â
Review Fix: What are your goals for this track?
Jerrica Alyssa: I want to introduce people to who I am as an artist through this first single.Â My hope is that people will be interested in me as an artist and enjoy my music. Then I can continue on my journey with upcoming releases and my love of production, video and art.Â
Review Fix: How do you want it to be remembered in a few years?
Jerrica Alyssa: I want â€œThose Cherry Lipsâ€ to serenade lovers, to help people get in a chill, rhythmic groove.Â It would be amazing if listeners remember to put it on, to help them ease into the mood. Â
Review Fix: What’s next?
Jerrica Alyssa: Enjoying the rhythm of Nashville! Besides my musical work in Pro Tools, Iâ€™m starting to get visual chops.Â Final Cut Pro, Lightroom and Resolve are my new obsessions.Â Not too brag, but my new baby is the lyric video for Those Cherry Lipsâ€¦I did all myself.Â Yeahya!
Review Fix: Anything else you’d like to add?
Jerrica Alyssa: Please keep an eye out for a few videos right away and then new songs starting in November.Â Iâ€™m not so good at defining myself in a specific genre, so I hope you like the diversity of the tracks and videosâ€¦.I read and respond to all of my messages, so please tell me what you think! Â