“Tango For One” is Cehryl‘s latest, and it showcases the chemistry between her poetic lyricism and warm, original instrumentation. Coming off of a strong 2016, The Hong Kong-to-Boston artist has only teased us with singles this year. Regardless, we are left with no complaints. Her singles are multi-dimensionally dense and each read like an excerpt out of her life story.
The battle inside Cehryl’s head is painted as a raging sea in the first stanza. As she juggles her opposing thoughts, her guitar is a calming guide. But, the poetry at hand is the spotlight of this new single. She personifies her introspective oppositions, stumbles across apathy, and puts up a wall of obscurity to wrap up her thoughts. “I guess it’s for the best” leaves me as uncomfortable as she feels with the situation. It’s a lingering and powerful last line of her chorus (and song).
Listen to “Tango For One” below, and check out her 2016 releases at Bandcamp.