Toronto indie pop outfit Cherry Blaster have shared a new single, “I don’t wanna.”
The new party ballad is all about being done with dating. “I don’t wanna” serves as the band’s first new music since 2021’s “New Age.” The catchy tune boasts some stunning piano lines, driven percussion, and powerhouse vocals. Lyrically, the track sees Cherry Blaster singing about when a mirage of connection gets broken.
“I’d had yet another disappointing dating experience that left me wanting more,” Cherry Blaster frontwoman Iulia Ciobanu explains. “I was frustrated and hurt even though I knew that I had been trying to see more in it than was really there. When things don’t work out, I zero in on little moments and blame myself, even though it’s a two way street.”
Listen to “I don’t wanna” below.
Cherry Blaster take bedroom pop sounds and transforms them into captivating dreamscapes. The band started as the brainchild of Iulia Ciobanu before growing into a three-piece outfit. Thematically, they look at “longing and uncertainty while striking the perfect balance of closeness and detachment,” according to a release.
Last year’s release, “New Age” was an intimate bedroom pop tune all about self-acceptance. The track comes packed with dreamy vocals and lush instrumentals.
“One morning in my late twenties, I woke up from a dream in which my silver hairs were turning pink,” Ciobanu explains. “I was struck by this imagery and how it reflected the creeping feeling that my ‘time was up’ as an aspiring musician as I approached my thirties.”
If you like artists like Mitski, Metric, and St. Vincent, you’re sure to lean into the sounds of Cherry Blaster.