Death of a Cheerleader is a sonic collage of deeply personal odes to self-identity, raucous lashings against society’s BS, and snapshots of messy, complicated and fraying love affairs, Death Of a Cheerleader will be their first record following their recent signing to City Slang Records.
Produced by Sarah Tudzin of Illuminati Hotties and co-produced by Berrin herself, it’s a record that plays out like an exorcism in front of your bathroom mirror — confronting the dark we’ve had planted within us and then ripping it out, all while watching every second of it. It’s vulnerable yet triumphant, deliciously irreverent & inviting yet sneering in the faces of those that had once tried to define her.
Equal parts grimy garage rock authenticity and swirling cinematic flourishes, Death Of a Cheerleader explores the terrifying yet liberating topics of independent self-acceptance, smashing the white male patriarchy, being okay with not being okay, and fully embracing your own skin for the first time in your life — in a way, learning to become your own special kind of cheerleader. With Berrin at the creative helm, Death Of a Cheerleader is a record for those struggling to find themselves and then shouting from the rooftops when they finally do.