poutyface – Cherry Picking

20-year-old singer-songwriter poutyface returns today with a new single, “Cherry Picking,” via Island Records. The alt-pop, angsty track depicts the push & pull of turbulent relationships while featuring anthemic vocals and distorted guitar riffs. “Cherry Picking” is an ode to 2000’s pop punk in the best, most refreshing way. Listen above.

Of the release, poutyface shares: “’Cherry Picking’ is about being used by someone for their own personal validation. I’ve had relationships and friendships where I gave way too much. This song feels like spinning out. It’s about losing your mind trying to keep someone around who isn’t concerned with anyone but themselves… the ones who pick off your energy whenever the fruit looks ripe enough to feed them”

“Cherry Picking” follows the “Boys Will Be Boys” bundle released in November, “God Complex (Mojo),” “Bored” Ft. Phem “HEY NEIGHBOR” and TikTok favorite, “Never Fuckin Know.” poutyface has consistently delivered the graphic detail that her loyal fanbase has come to appreciate ever since her self-released “Deathwish” in 2020, when she began to garner critical acclaim and millions of streams.


3/5 Denver @ Mission Ballroom
3/6 Salt Lake City @ The Complex – Rockwell
3/8 Boise @ Mission Ballroom
3/9 Spokane @ Knitting Factory
3/11 Portland @ Crystal Ballroom
3/12 Seattle @ Showbox Sodo
3/15 Sacramento @ Ace of Spades
3/17 San Francisco @ Warfield
3/18 Los Angeles @ Shrine Expo Hall
3/19 Phoenix @ The Van Buren


From southern California, poutyface (born Olivia Knight) emerged as one of the first artists to go viral on the songwriting app Voisey during its 2019 beta test. Without an ounce of compro­mise or accommodation, she eventually signed a major label deal with Island Records, and a music publishing deal with Warner/Chappell, having also worked with Apple’s artist develop­ment subsidiary Platoon. She wrote over 150 songs on Voisey, drawing on animal influences ranging from the honey badger to the Tasmanian devil.

“I’m a massive believer in the importance of pen game,” she said. “All of my big­gest inspirations are incredible lyricists, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Mereba, to name a few. I’m also a huge fan of Doja Cat… I think I’m attracted to music with a lot of soul, but honestly, I listen to every genre and pull inspiration from every angle. And my taste is constantly changing. Ultimately, great lyrics are the common thread.”

“I hope people either love it or hate it,” poutyface sums up. “My favorite kind of art is polarizing, even the stuff I dislike the most, so ultimately I want to illicit a reaction out of people. You might hate me, but you will remember me.”

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