BY LYDIA RIVERS
Cherym are the cool girls you wish you knew. The effortlessly cool three-piece band from Derry released their latest single “Weird Ones,” on May 1, and it’s a sparkly pop-punk sucker punch that’s just about as sweet as crushed-up chalky candy hearts.
“Weird Ones” is packed with the unstoppable force that is fully accepting yourself. The high-spirited and in-your-face song is all about knowing you’re the weird one out, and not being afraid of it. Complete with a catchy chorus, charmingly snide lyrics, and a bumping beat, the nostalgic track feels like a cool coming-of-age song reminiscent of an angsty 2000s adolescence.
The band explained what inspired them to make the single, “Weird Ones is a song about an old friend who eventually just started to distance themself from me for whatever reason. They got some new friends and this was really my plan to confront the person.”
I love girls. I love pop-punk. I love Cherym. This girl-group and their uniquely powerful sound is exactly what pop-punk needs.
STREAM CHERYM’S LATEST SINGLE, “WEIRD ONES!”