KERRI’S “CINNAMON TIPS” BLENDS ACOUSTIC AND EXPERIMENTAL R&B IN A PASSIONATE BALLAD ABOUT KICKING ADDICTION
Montreal-based producer and singer/songwriter kerri has done it again with his latest single, “Cinnamon Tips,” off his upcoming EP HURTING. The track is a passionate ballad about kicking a cigarette addiction, comparing the lingering smell of a cigarette in a room to the longing for a faded love. It’s a story many of us can relate to, beautifully told through a blend of acoustic and experimental R&B with a soft, guitar-driven melody and lush string section.
kerri’s signature sound is a unique blend of alternative R&B and hip-hop, drawing inspiration from indie and electronic acts like Frank Ocean, Dijon, and James Blake. He crafts spacious textures and emotional narratives that are both tender and organic, filtered through grainy VHS tapes.
“‘Cinnamon Tips’ is a catchy song about cigarette addiction and repeated pattern. I compare the lingering smell of a cigarette in a room to the longing for a faded love and finally realize I must let go. Lush strings and warm guitar tones accompany this sincere ballad.”
The new single is the second from the upcoming EP, which kerri describes as a powerful reminder to learn from the pain you’ve experienced, not dwell in it. Each song on the project was made in intimate spaces, from a café in Toronto to kerri’s own bedroom, with people he trusts. So, listen to kerri when the sun goes down when you’re the only one awake when you don’t know what else to say. And be sure to add “Cinnamon Tips” to your playlist for those introspective moments when you need to reflect on the past and let go of what no longer serves you.