Cherryade release empowerment anthem ‘Empress’
London-based alt-pop duo Cherryade are back with a supercharged female empowerment anthem called Empress, taken from their forthcoming EP. Ella and Alex deliver here a catchy piece of alt-pop music with tongue-in-cheek lyrics and futuristic production.

The music video was produced and directed by themselves and conveys the message of being confident and independent. Watch it below!

Speaking about 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.
Ella added,
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. 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.
Empress was co-written and produced by Eddie Serafica (Nadia Rose, James Bay). Speaking about the song Ella commented,
We wanted to write a song that’d make people sing along and make me feel like royalty at the same time. There’s a lot of queens in the UK music scene at the moment but there aren’t any empresses!