Bristol-based musician Sean Christopher has released his haunting new single “Cherokee“, the latest to be taken from Sean’s forthcoming debut album Yonder, which will be released on May 11 alongside his previous acclaimed singles “A Thousand Hues“, “Carry On” and “Paper Plane Pilot” – the latter of which was chosen by Lauren Laverne for BBC 6Music Recommends.
Written and recorded by Sean, “Cherokee” is stunningly beautiful, orchestrated eloquently with his flamenco guitar but powerfully driven by the percussion that follows behind it. With it, Christopher tells a chilling story of the revered Cherokee tribe of North America.
“I saw a great movie a few years ago called Embrace of the Serpent about an intriguing collaboration between western scientists and a Native American shaman in search of a medicine. It inspired me to look into the history of the indigenous people of America and I found out about the ‘Trail of Tears’, the forced relocation of the Cherokee tribe from the Southeastern United States to the western areas, in which many suffered and died.
“This song is about that, from a Cherokee perspective”
Catch Sean live in May at Liverpool Sound City Festival and at Blacks Club in London.