We recently attended the EP launch for Marichan’s newest project, Cherry Blossom. We spoke to her about the inspiration behind the new EP as well as what inspired it. She also let us into the possibility of a Jamali reunion.
“I put together a little EP launch on my birthday ‘cause it’s my gift to myself. The night really represents you know, me finding my voice, finding my sound and wanting to share, you know, my journey with people.”
Cherry Blossom is an interesting name for the EP and it has a special meaning to Mariechan. She recalls coming home from school, despondent and feeling insecure about how she looks. Her grandmother noticed this and told her a story of a tree which has cherry blossoms. Her grandmother likened her to the tree and encouraged her by saying that she will one day bloom into a beautiful flower when the time is right.
“I hope everyone can find their blossom and can be the best version of themselves,” she expresses.
The EP comes after 5 years of being a solo artist and Mariechan wanted to give her fans a comprehensive body of work. “I didn’t release for the sake of releasing music,” she says.
Cherry Blossom consists of 5 tracks which take us on journey to Mariechan’s insights and perspectives. “The 5 songs really, just talk about my experiences, my different mood swings, things that I go through on a daily basis”, she says.
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Gate Crash With Sphaka – S02 E09 (BHPS)
Check out the latest episode of Gate Crash With Sphaka where Sphaka invades the Bacardi House Party Session hosted by Heavy K and Moonchild Sanelly. Sphaka spoke to a few of the attendees such as Darkie Fiction and a few members of the audience and asked about the general vibe and what they were feeling. The responses were positive all around.
As the Bacardi was flowing, we were entertained by a collaboration between Moonchild Sanelly and Heavy K which Sphaka had to find out about. According to Heavy K who had a conversation with Sphaka said that the song only took 10 minutes to make. This is crazy considering how great the song sounded.
Check out this episode to see more from the Bacardi House Party Sessions.