Monday, June 18, 2018
[Video] Cherryade - Empress
Words: Sam Geary
London duo Ella and Alex - aka
Cherryade - have unveiled the video to new single ‘Empress’, produced and co-written with Eddie Serafica (Nadia Rose, James Bay).
Speaking of the video, Alex said: “We produced, filmed, directed and edited the video entirely ourselves, and we’re extremely proud of that as it really encompasses what the song is all about to us - being powerful, confident and independent”.
“We were really inspired by ancient Chinese empresses like Dowager Cixi for the video, and growing up in a multicultural Chinese Caribbean family, I was surrounded by strong women like my mum and granny, who traveled to various countries and overcame so much," adds Ella. "We really wanted to address how women in power throughout history are often negated by men, and their successes often brushed over in favour of shocking scandals and rumours to damage their legacies."