Jade Amar released her debut single today, “Cherry Red” featuring Tray Haggerty (premiered by PAPER Mag). There’s nothing subtle about this showcase piece. It’s a melodic and silky smooth song about stunting on an ex while showing out in new designer, bringing listeners along for the ride as she breezes past in her “cherry red foreign with the peanut butter guts.”
A writer-turned-rapper, Amar built her career penning songs for artists from Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, to Megan Thee Stallion, NBA YoungBoy, Saweetie, Kehlani, Queen Naija and others. The Baltimore-born, Los Angeles-bred artist is well versed in the deep, unhinged sounds of East and the soulful, warm melodies of West. This is what made her such a sought-after songwriter: she could perfectly encapsulate exactly what other musicians wanted, regardless of style.
“Cherry Red” was in fact written for another artist, but as the track came together, Amar knew she couldn’t give it away. It was hers for the taking, and after bringing aboard up-and-comer Tray Haggerty, it was written in stone: the perfect song to make her debut.