Listen: Cheerleader – “Perfect Vision”
MTV described the band’s sound as ““A charming mix of lo-fi guitar grunge, The Beach Boys’ good vibes, and Wavves-inspired nonchalance.”
Following their acclaimed demo EP and performances at South By Southwest, Cheerleader is proud to announce the release of “Perfect Vision.”
The first official single from the Philadelphia-based quintet represents a bold step forward for the band in more ways than one. “’Perfect Vision’” is a song we actually started working on two years ago,” explains singer/songwriter Joe Haller. “But we sort of gave up on it at the time because we didn’t think we were going to be able to get it to sound right.”
Fortunately, the song received a new lease on life when Cheerleader got the opportunity to record at the renowned East/West studios in Los Angeles this past February. Haller and the rest of the band finally had their chance to give “Perfect Vision” the treatment they always felt it deserved. “This song was written during a period when we were listening to a lot of Robyn and Icona Pop. Obviously, it doesn’t sound like them, but, in our own way, we were trying to capture a similar feeling, when the night is young and you can’t wait to see where it takes you.” For Cheerleader, the release “Perfect Vision” is both the culmination of a two-year journey and the start of an exciting new chapter for the band: one full of possibilities, finally within reach.