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PENNY (Songs from and Inspired by the Motion Picture)

Cover Design by Starlite

ETTA (feat. Lorine Chia)

ETTA (feat. Lorine Chia) [Hype Alexander Remix]

ETTA (feat. Lorine Chia) [Dylan Kusch Remix]

GRAPEVINE / HIGHSPEED

MY TYPE (feat. Yung Baby Tate)

In Loving Memory, BURGUNDY


Executive Produced by William Lampley, Big Gator Bossman and Dauphin Amir


Narrated by Kyle Osborne


Mixed by Will Cherry
Mastered by Big Gator Bossman
A&R by Z-Wells


Cover Design by Shon Rosewood
Photography by David MacCluskie

Logo Design by Liam Ramus

WINE
(W. Lampley, B. Skinner)
Guest Appearance by SKINNS
Produced by Will Cherry
Additional Production by Shannon Summers, TyjuanOnTheBeat and Saman
Bass Guitar by Shannon Summers
Cello by Noah Elkins
Background Vocals by Kyle Ringer & AkaFayaven
Recorded in Elyria, OH, Cleveland, OH, New York City, New York, Bay Village, OH and Katy, TX

 

FLIP
(W. Lampley)
Produced by Will Cherry
Additional Production by Saman & Mathaius Young
Background Vocals by Mathaius Young and Kirstie Blaire
Uncredited Vocals by Kyle Osborne & Rico Blu
Recorded in Elyria, OH, Cleveland, OH, Toronto, ON, Los Angeles, CA and Yellow Springs, OH
Contains samples from "Monster" and "Aston2", written and performed by Will Cherry and "Dead Presidents", written and performed by Freshie and Starlite


DEATH PROOF
(W. Lampley, C. Taylor, T. Miles)
Guest Appearances by Mathaius Young and Tae Miles
Produced by Will Cherry
Additional Production by by Dauphin Amir
Recorded in Elyria, OH, Indianapolis, IN and Cleveland, OH
Vocal Sample by Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly and Chico Bean


GRAPEVINE / HIGHSPEED
(W. Lampley)
Produced by Will Cherry
Additional Production by Save
Background Vocals by Xavier Clark
Uncredited Vocals by Kyle Osborne
Recorded in Elyria, OH, Indianapolis, IN and Toronto, ON


ETTA
(W. Lampley)
Guest Appearance by Lorine Chia
Produced by Will Cherry
Additional Production by Tre Smith
Keys by Greg 'Tsurf' Quincy
Electric Guitar by Chase Cook
Acoustic Guitar by Tre Smith

Cello by Noah Elkins
Additional Vocals by Kyle Ringer
Recorded in Elyria, OH, Los Angeles, CA, Louisville, KY, Cleveland, OH and Katy, TX


TRUST
(W. Lampley, T. Cooper)
Guest Appearance by Freshie
Produced by Will Cherry and Mandell Harrison
Electric Guitar by Ansel
Recorded in Elyria OH, Cleveland, OH and Miami, FL


MY TYPE
(W. Lampley, T. Farris)
Guest Appearance by Yung Baby Tate
Produced by Will Cherry
Uncredited Vocals by Rico Blu
Recorded in Elyria, OH, Atlanta, GA and Yellow Springs, OH


FROZE
(W. Lampley)
Produced by Will Cherry, Dauphin Amir & Saman
Additional Production by Save
Synth by Will Cherry
Background Vocals by Kyle Ringer
Uncredited Vocals by Kyle Osborne
Recorded in Elyria, OH, Cleveland, OH and Toronto, OH


VANCOUVER
(W. Lampley, T. Miles)
Guest Appearance by Tae Miles
Produced by Will Cherry & Dom Sarfo
Additional Production by Hype Alexander
Synth by Hype Alexander
Recorded in Elyria, OH, Cleveland, OH and Indianapolis, IN


PERFECT
(W. Lampley)
Produced by Will Cherry and Shannon Summers
Acoustic Guitar and Bass Guitar by Shannon Summers
Cello by Noah Elkins
Background Vocals by Kyle Ringer
Uncredited Vocals by Kyle Osborne
Recorded in Elyria, OH, New York City, New York, Cleveland, OH, Katy, TX and Toronto, ON

 

Thank you to GOD, my mother, Big Gator Bossman, Dauphin Amir and So Be It. I want to briefly talk about the process from the very first idea to right now.

 

In February of 2016, after taking years off from being an artist, I got an idea for an album called ESCAPE.  After seeing a film with a friend I hadn't hung out with in years, we had a great conversation that inspired me more than I had ever been inspired. She was actually going to be on the cover because of the inspiration she gave. That night, I wrote a song called "Open Letter" to be the intro for it. It was incredibly emotional for me because it was the first time I opened up about exactly how I was feeling in my head on a song. From there, we were on a roll and I had a song called "Change" with Mathaius, "Ghosts", "Down" with Rico and Fayaven and some other stuff.

 

After that, I decided to go with the concept of BURGUNDY instead and I had some of those songs still. Dauphin came on as an executive producer and started to help me find my sound and direction. I thought I completely had the album figured out and thought I was ready to release. I had a single called "Superbad" (ironically, the single we actually put out was a movie as well). I sent the second or third iteration of the album to Alexander Preston and he rightfully ripped apart. I thought it was dope but my ears hadn't developed yet, so him pointing out what I needed to work on made me a way better artist.

 

2017 was the time that I made a bulk of the songs. It was a strong period of development as an artist. Using melody became a strength and my flow became way stronger. Big Gator Bossman started managing me and advised me to hone in on my ability to create melodies and songs that everyone can enjoy. "Wine", "Flip", "Death Proof", "Grapevine", "My Type", "Froze" and "Perfect" were all made that year. That was when I first made music that I knew I actually had to release. On January 1st of 2018, I did "Etta". That year I also made "Vancouver". "Trust" was made February of 2020. A lot of my creative energy the last couple years was spent on making music that will be coming after this album, and refining these songs to be as great as they can be. Across 10 songs, it's taken 176 mixes to get to this point. 

 

I have to thank all of the people who contributed to the album. I dreamt of having an album with strings all over it and guitar and synth solos. The music reaching this point would not have been possible without every name in those credits, regardless of the size of their contribution. I want to do a million interviews and go more in depth on the process of specific songs but this is just a small piece of the context. I hope you can enjoy every moment on the album, from the lighthearted joints to the most personal and dark ones. I hope the message resonates because I feel like everyone can relate. My biggest goal with this is just to connect emotionally with anyone who listens and give them an enjoyable and memorable experience with my art. I hope it works. Bet on Cherry!

 

- C.
 

Dedicated To:
William Darnell Lampley
Eddie C. Edwards
Rico Calloway

Management: Big Gator Bossman

Marketing: Motherboard, a division of Doubleprint Media

Motherboard Team: William Lampley, Andrea Webb and Ben Castaneda

Released by So Be It., a division of Doubleprint Media

(W. Lampley, C. Taylor, T. Miles)​

Produced by Will Cherry

Additional Production by Dauphin Amir

Mixed by Will Cherry, Mathaius Young & Tae Miles

Mastered by Big Gator Bossman

Cover Design by Jack Raybuck

Poster Design by Liam Walsh

Recorded at Annie Studios

(W. Lampley)​

Song Produced and Mixed by Will Cherry

Design by Jack Raybuck

Mastered by Big Gator Bossman

Recorded at Annie Studios