June 20, 2021

Cynthia Erivo to release debut album in September

By Bang Showbiz in Music / Festivals on 05 June 2021

Cynthia Erivo will release her debut album on September 17.

The Grammy and TONY Award-winner and Academy Award nominated star will release ‘Ch. 1 Vs. 1’ through Verve Records.

Cynthia said: “In storytelling, chapter one and verse one is the way you always begin, and because I believe I’m a storyteller, that’s what I wanted to do with my music. That’s what this is about, just starting [and revealing] the human parts of me that you don’t often get to see.

“It would be a wasted opportunity to not express all that I am. This is probably one of the first times I’ll get to just be myself, and be myself fully.”

Cynthia has also just dropped her pop-soul debut single ‘The Good’, which she co-wrote, and it is accompanied by a music video about Black queer love, intimacy and break-ups.

The video, directed by Mollie Mills, portrays Erivo as a woman remembering the positive memories of her failed relationship and she wanted to capture the subtleties and nuances of love between two Black women with a care and intimacy often absent from such portrayals.

Cynthia explained: “I wanted to normalize seeing Black women in a relationship on screen, because often it’s really fetishistic. It was important to have ‘something that felt full of heart’ and told the story of a relationship that had meaning to the couple but just didn’t work out.”

‘Ch. 1 Vs. 1’ Track List

1. ‘What In The World’

2. ‘Alive’

3. ‘Hero’

4. ‘The Good’

5. ‘Day Off’

6. ‘A Window’

7. ‘I Might Be In Love With You’

8. ‘Sweet Sarah’

9. ‘Tears’

10. ‘You’re Not Here’

11. ‘Glowing Up’

12. ‘Mama’

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