On Sarah Chernoff’s debut solo offering, Warm Nights, the former Superhumanoids and Mt. Si singer arrives with natural ease slipping into a new sound far from what we’ve heard from her to date. And, to an extent, that’s the point.
The album began as a personal challenge to create something substantial for herself, by herself, once her electro-pop trio Superhumanoids parted ways in late 2015. Baring herself honestly to execute her own defining vision would become an overarching theme to the collection of songs, confronting creative insecurities to hone a new sound based on organic instrumentation and earnest grooves. In so doing, Chernoff returned to her early musical roots in jazz music to build compelling melodies over relaxed compositions, finding inspiration in 1970s luminaries like Roberta Flack, Minnie Riperton and Karen Carpenter.
The resulting album is an easy blend of soul, pop and R&B, totally pure in its delivery, and simply blissful like those long lasting warm summer nights for which it was named.
Chernoff is best known for her work with Superhumanoids and Mt. Si, her collaboration with Classixx’s Michael David and Jesse Kivel of Kisses. She was also featured Miami Horror’s “Real Slow” and Classixx’s “A Stranger Love.” She has worked extensively with Grammy-winning producer Ariel Rechtshaid and Junior Senior’s Jeppe Laursen, as well as performing live with Theophilus London.