New York, NY – Cheyenne Elliott ushers in the sweet, sultry sounds of summer in“Sugarcane,” her new acoustic R&B single that explores the evolution of love in a relationship. “Couples often take detours from each other as they go about their daily
lives,” the young singer/songwriter reflects. “It’s important for partners who may have grown apart to reconnect and give their union one more try, because sometimes,though they have grown and matured separately, the core of their relationship hasn’t changed and their love remains.” Cheyenne Elliott co-wrote “Sugarcane” with Lisa Gressett and co-produced the song with Gary “GC” Cheung and Joseph “Mr. Hit Record” Lopez. The accompanying music video, directed by Tony K, was shot in LasVegas and echoes the warmth and comfort of the single. Cheyenne Elliott’s
“Sugarcane” is available now. “The message of “Sugarcane” is that what is meant to be can truly come full circle,” says Cheyenne Elliott from her Connecticut home. “Real love does not diminish.”
Cheyenne Elliott was born into a world of song. Her grandmother is five-time Grammy AwardTM winner Dionne Warwick, and her family includes the late Whitney Houston, Cissy Houston, the late Dee Dee Warwick, retired opera diva Leontyne Price and hit music producer Damon Elliott. Even her father, David Elliott, is an accomplished vocalist and songwriter who co-wrote Luther Vandross’ Grammy AwardTM winning hit,“Here and Now.”
Elliott was born in California and raised by her mother, Lisa Gressett, a nurse, in a suburb of New York. She traveled back and forth to visit her father in California. She made her first stage appearance at 9-years-old in front of a crowd of 10,000 fans at a Coney Island summer concert series singing “That’s What Friends Are For” with hergrandmother. In 2018, Cheyenne made her national television debut on the FOX-TV competition show, The Four, starring Sean “P Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor and Fergie.
She describes her favorite music as alternative R&B and soul with Sade, Snoh Aalegra, and, of course, members of her own family, as influences. “I love powerful females in the music industry who aren’t afraid to expose their passion and pain in their music.”
Interview with Cheyenne Elliott:
Who or what was the inspiration behind “Sugarcane?” The inspiration behind “Sugarcane” really stems from the reconnection of a relationship that might have taken a detour and now you are coming together full circle to try oncemore to see what you have learned, and how you have grown, while expressing that the love and core of the relationship hasn’t changed and will always remain. What is its main overall message?
The message of “Sugarcane” is that what is meant for you can truly come full circle.
Love is real. Love remains.
Who wrote and produced “Sugarcane?”
I wrote the lyrics to “Sugarcane” along with Lisa Gressett; the music is produced by
“GC” (Gary Cheung); my wonderful producer Joseph “Mr. Hit Record” Lopez and I
worked on the vocal production of the song together.
Who directed the music video? When and where was it filmed?
The videographer of the “Sugarcane” video is a wonderful and talented visionary named Tony K. He is based in Los Angeles. We recently shot the video in Las Vegas. It was our first time working together, and it was an amazing shoot.
Anything else you would like to add?
Thank you to the fans. I really hope that everyone loves this release, “Sugarcane,” as much as I do. I’m excited and am feeling blessed to finally share my soul with the world!