High Aldwin: Go in the direction the bird is flying!
Burglekutt Prefect: It’s going back to the village!
High Aldwin: Ignore the bird. Follow the river.
— From Willow (directed by Ron Howard, 1988)
I guess the moral of the story is, sometimes you follow the bird and sometimes you follow the river.
Mister Cherry, of Colorado, is a “musician/writer/producer/sorta engineer,” he tells us on his Bandcamp page. “Willow was my favorite film as a kid. Friends laugh at my lyrics. A girl once told 18 year old barista me to lighten up.”
“Baby (Demo)” is from the Mister Cherry’s Second Extended Play, a collection of eight poppish, experimentalish songs that are sometimes accessible, sometimes odd. The song floats in the ether between surf and dream pop. “Baby (Demo)” is a wonderfully constructed pop song, even in its somewhat unrefined current state. I found myself clicking the play button over and over. The track was, we learn, “Made in ~2.5 hours with mild Tinder interruptions and I wanted to watch the second collaboration between Matt and Gus. To Mr. Matthews!”
Now this is where we are supposed to see the Bandcamp widget that allows us to play “Baby (Demo).” Unfortunately, Mister Cherry seems to have deleted the entire EP sometime after I posted this article. Guess I was lucky to have downloaded (and paid for) Mister Cherry’s Second Extended Play before he deleted it. It will probably be a collectors’ item someday and I will own the ONLY copy. In your face, music industry. So, as a substitute, we present “I Turned 25” from Mister Cherry’s First Extended Play.
To hear more of Mister Cherry’s music, visit his Bandcamp page. “Songs and releases here are ‘stories’,” he says. “Some reflect brief moments.”
And that’s about all I can tell you about Mister Cherry. Sometimes you follow the bird and sometimes you follow the river.