Words By Gerry Otim
Sometimes in the life, the greatest pleasures are the ones that you happen to stumble across
unexpectedly. One of the great joys in life is discovering new music or a new artist. It’s the feeling
within as you dissect your way through their catalogue and find hidden gem after hidden gem.
‘Where have you been all this time?’
If you’re in search of a seamless, soulful voice to wind down to during the festive period, then
look no further than LA based, black British musician Cherise Adams-Burnett ). The supremely
talented vocalist and songwriter recently joined forces with two time Grammy away winner
Gregory Porter, to create Disney’s 2021 Christmas soundtrack, ‘Love Runs Deeper’.
The video to the single tells the story of a family’s journey as they navigate their first Christmas
together. Throughout the animation, iconic Disney characters are seen. For those well versed to
the world of Disney, it creates a feeling of nostalgia. For young children meeting Buzz Light year
and co for the first time, it’s a moment of joy and discovery. The overarching theme being the
bonds and magic that can be created via Disney storytelling and reading together. And if there’s
one thing we know Disney excel at, it’s magic.
As a member of the Tomorrow’s Warriors alumni, a jazz educational hub and artist
developmental haven, Cherise is entrenched in the world of music. Her talent has landed her an
array of awards, including ‘FM’s Vocalist of the Year Award’. In 2020, she won ‘Vocalist of the
Year by the Parliamentary Jazz Awards’. All of which led to her catching the attention of Disney
understanding the assignment on the ‘Love Runs Deeper Single’. For every download before 31st December 2021, 100% of the proceeds from the retail price will be donated to Make-A-Wish International to help grant life-changing wishes that help children build physical and emotional strength they need to fight critical illness.
This year saw Cherise launch her Remedy EP, which is a four track project full of soul and
soothing sounds that are certain to catch your ear. If the EP and ‘Love Runs Deeper’ are
anything to go by, then 2022 is set to be a hell of a year for Cherise.