Born to Ethiopian parents in Scarborough, Chxrry22 is a fearless new voice with limitless talent and divine vocals. As a member of The Weeknd’s label XO, she is actively pursuing her dreams in Atlanta, having released her debut EP The Other Side earlier this fall.
To make a bold move and simultaneously pay tribute to her label’s leader, she released a sultry cover of Abel’s Dawn FM track titled Sacrifice” in November of this year. Chxrry22’s duality shines on this cover through the delivery of a perfect blend of atmospheric beats and alluring vocals. She strips away all traces of disco-funk production to completely alter the spirit of the song, stepping away from Abel’s signature hedonism and bringing forward a sense of true vulnerability.
Ever so fearless, the cover is a brave and successful continuation of the sentiment created by Chxrry22’s earlier launch, The Other Side. When describing the project, she states that “[the EP” is about coming to terms with duality”, which is embodied perfectly in her choice to take a modern 80s-inspired post-disco track and strip it down to a slowed down, angelic rendition.
Chxrry22’s EP and cover of Sacrifice is available on all streaming platforms. Join us and stay tuned to stay up to date with Scarborough’s latest rising star.