Meet Cherish Alexander
We caught up with the brilliant and insightful Cherish Alexander a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation below.
Alright, Cherish thanks for taking the time to share your stories and insights with us today. We’d love to hear about when you first realized that you wanted to pursue a creative path professionally.
I feel lucky to always have had a clear picture of what my purpose was and what I wanted to create in my life. I was born with a sense of music in me and started writing songs when I was seven. My first song I wrote was called “Love will find a way”! Although my musical path is always refining itself as I’ve progressed, my process in the way I create songs and lyrics has remained the same. It has always been a knowing and a very intuitive visceral process. I was born with music in me.
As always, we appreciate you sharing your insights and we’ve got a few more questions for you, but before we get to all of that can you take a minute to introduce yourself and give our readers some of your back background and context?
The songs I’ve written have been part of my journey of love, loss, heartbreak and healing. My songwriting process has evolved into expressing those parts of me that don’t know GOD yet. I can look back at all of the albums I have released throughout the years and it tells a story. My story. I’m so proud of this…to have always been true to myself no matter how hard life can be. I’m also proud of the fact that I’ve never compromised my story to live someone else’s life. I have lived mine fully 100% and it’s colored the songs I’ve written and the music I continue to write.
Learning and unlearning are both critical parts of growth – can you share a story of a time when you had to unlearn a lesson?
There are many lessons I have have had to unlearn and still continue to learn. I think mostly when I think of my creative career is that being different and not fitting into a mold is actually a good thing. I have learned that not fitting in has my superpower now.
Can you share a story from your journey that illustrates your resilience?
I”m excited to have a song I’ve written over 13 years ago to be featured on the very successful “Need to Know” Podcast with Bryce Zabel and Ross Coulthart. It’s a great song that I never thought would come back around and here we are 13 years later with the song being heard all over the world internationally. I recently just re-recorded a reimagined version of the song with a music video to be released late 2023. The resilience is not giving up. We never know why things happen as they do and to always forge forward not losing hope. Sometimes something you create will not have a resurgence til later. So stay in the moment and enjoy the creative process and know that if it’s meant to be, it will be. Trust your creative intution and trust the process.