Boundary-pushing, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter FLETCHER has joined forces with trailblazing pop star Hayley Kiyoko for a breathlessly fun new single called “Cherry.” Out today via Capitol Records, “Cherry” finds the two fearlessly honest artists serenading the object of their crushed-out lust. Check out “Cherry”by FLETCHER feat. Hayley Kiyoko.
Co-written by FLETCHER, Hayley, and Mary Weitz (Normani, Remi Wolf), “Cherry” is a sugary-sweet piece of pop perfection spiked with seductive wordplay (e.g., “Your body’s got me outta my mind/Girl, I’m taking it over”). With production from FLETCHER’s repeat collaborator Jonah Shy, the track unfolds in dizzying grooves and bright bursts of synth as FLETCHER shows off her effortless vocal flow and supremely confident lyrics: “Hello nice to meet ya, my name’s Cari/We should rendezvous sometime, mon cherie/I want you on top of me like cherry.” In a playful twist, Hayley makes her own introduction at the second chorus, adding to the song’s ultravivid storytelling and irresistibly flirtatious mood. As the two trade off vocals, “Cherry” ultimately captures the carefree thrill of surrendering to pure pleasure.
Says FLETCHER, “Cherry is the prequel to my most recent single “girls girls girls.” It’s the curiosity you have about someone before you’re intimate with them and kind of wondering what it would be like. When I was creating it I couldn’t get the idea out of my head of having Hayley Kiyoko on it. We then went into the studio together and made it a million times better. It’s a moment for the girls gays and theys.”
Says Hayley, “I had such a blast working on Cherry with FLETCHER. We’ve been trying to collaborate for years and this song couldn’t be more perfect for us! I hope the fans love it and can blast it while feeling flirty, playful and free.”
Last month, FLETCHER announced her forthcoming headlining tour of North America which sold out immediately. Kicking off on February 22 in Vancouver and wrapping up on April 4 in Englewood, Colorado, the long-awaited 22-date run will mark her first North American tour since her breakthrough in 2019. As a result, the tour will give fans the chance to experience hits singles like “Undrunk” live for the very first time, along with tracks from her much-lauded EP THE S(EX) TAPES, including “Bitter,” her most recent gold-certified hit that’s amassed over 175 million streams to date.