Chinese Cherry – “Poppy”


The comfortably consumable “Poppy” is a lush gem from Chinese Cherry, a new project from a 19-year-old Swedish producer, multi-instrumentalist, and singer. A concise bass line and sedated synth-forward pulses form a dreamy aesthetic initially, which never lets go. The subsequent vocals are mellow and understated, while still showing an enjoyably suave sense of charisma. Adding further to the enjoyable feel are trickling keys and a soulful vocal escalation during the chorus. “Poppy” provides audible comfort, as intended.

Chinese Cherry speaks more about the track below:

“I wanted to write a song about how sometimes everything seems like “whatever”. It isn’t important and it’s all the same shade of blue. I decided to make the sound of the song a bit childish and inspired by very bright elements, like the equivalent of what candy would sound like if it could make any sound. It is very dear to me and I hope you like how it sounds.”

“Poppy” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2020’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Dream-Pop.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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