On the first March 2016, Cyrille The Angel wrote and recorded the beautiful song Sweeter Than Strawberry. Acclaimed by many as the most endearing song on his first Album: Victory and loved by many, the song still hides many secrets. In an attempt to reorganise his files, Cyrille The Angel came across the first version of the song Sweeter Than Strawberry. It is with pain that he told me the story behind the making the song. I could not let it passed as it is important to leave a Memory so that others can understand and do better. Our Team About The Transcend went to interview Cyrille The Angel about This Song who is ranked at my point of view as The Best Love Song in The World.
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About The Transcend: Cyrille The Angel, How are you today?
Cyrille The Angel: I feel ok. I am still shaken by what I found but I’m ok now.
About The Transcend: Indeed. On the 1st March 2016, you wrote and perform your song Sweeter Than Strawberry. The Song was produced by your younger brother and producer of The Album Victory: Kascott LK. How was it when writing The Song? How was it?
Cyrille The Angel: It is one of the most difficult song I’ve ever wrote… I was
About The Transcend: Is it?
Cyrille The Angel: yup. It is. I inspired the Instrumental of the song. I mean by inspiring the song that I gave the idea of the song. I remembered at that time while working on the Album Victory, we were discussing with Kascott LK and he will tell me that The Album needed a Reggae Song. And I was like yup. It was the thing missing. But there was no idea of the Reggae. We didn’t know where we could get some Reggae. My Brother LK told me that he will find something and we departed with an hope that we will make a song Reggae and include it on the Album. But from the discussion as I recall, the probability was nearly nil. I am not from a Reggae Culture. So, I really can’t just manufacture something like that. The only one who could have come up with such an Idea was maybe LK as he loves Reggae Music. But even himself, from that talk we had, I don’t think he had any idea of a Reggae Song. I went to sleep that night and at 4 am, I think, I had a melody in my mouth. And the inspiration was Reggae of course. I woke up my brother and gave him the inspiration. He will bless me for that cause he told me he was racking his head off to find anything Reggae. He will promise me to realise my wishes. We are in The Morning. He will hit me up three days later and send me The Instrumental we have now of the song. At the beginning, I wasn’t happy as the song is not Reggae but it has the influence Reggae. Then, I listened to it for a second time and I decided to take it. And I went to write the song Sweeter Than Strawberry. To come up with the song was difficult as LK changed direction of the Instrumental. I had to change too. I refused for so long to go with the inclination of the Instrumental. I wanted to write a song about chilling with my Baby. Then, I went on with the Instrumental and I let my pen flow. And then, I came up with the words: Sweeter Than Strawberry. That’s how it was
About The Transcend: I see that it wasn’t easy. What happened after?
Cyrille The Angel: I recorded the song and it was difficult as it was new to me. I invented lot of stuffs on this song: Sweeter Than Strawberry; lot of stuffs. But when preparing for the release of my First Album Victory, I decided to have it reviewed by a friend. And the friend will tell me that the Song Sweeter Than Strawberry is not good and I should change. I should sing like Chris Brown, that’s what he said. I told him I am Me, Cyrille The Angel and this is how I treat Instrumental. This is what I do. At that Time, I didn’t call it Transcend. This is what I do. The friend will tell me that it is not good and I should do better. To do not hurt people and be more accommodating with them, I decided to put The Auto tune. And this is why you have the Auto tune on My First Album Victory. I never liked it but the Album is for the people to listen. I put the Auto tune and my friend will not answer when asked if it was good but he will ask me how to use the Auto tune. I told to myself that surely he had loved the Song.
About The Transcend: How did you call your Style at that time?
Cyrille The Angel: It has no name. I didn’t understand what I was doing but I did know that it wasn’t Hip-Hop or anything known. And we released the Album Victory like that. It’s just lately, nearly 3 years after the song was written and perform that I will revisit The First version, and I felt in Love with it again. The SONG SWEETER THAN STRAWBERRY is born out of The Dream, you understand. It is The Product of The Dream. It is The Song that Represents The Search… The Search. The Search is written in My Book Victory Addendum where I talk about it in length. And The First Version was That Expression. Even when I wrote The Song, before naming it Sweeter Than Strawberry, I named it The Search of My Darling
About The Transcend: And it is on The Hook… Indeed
Cyrille The Angel: Yes. Now, I look at the Version released, the sweety sweety
About The Transcend: Lol. What is the Sweety Sweety?
Cyrille The Angel: It is The Autotune. People these days like too much sweety sweety. So you had to give them what they want. But The First Version… I wrote The Song to Express In Full My Love to My Dream Girl. Again, you can read it in My Book Victory Addendum. It is as if I kiss her for Real with all my Might. And this is why I said Sweeter Than Strawberry. I mean that Her Kiss tastes like that. Now That Sweety Sweety removed it. It totally removed it.
About The Transcend: I see. This is a Tragedy… and why did you really follow the advice of your friend?
Cyrille The Angel: The Album is made for the People. And I had it in my Deepest Consciousness. But, I should have understand that on this Album there is a Great Part of Me. I am talking of Our Love(The Love I share with My Dream Girl). And this is The real thing. I really wanted to be understandable to people. When listening to the First version three days ago, I was destroyed inside because I knew now that I could make it better. During three years, I have learned new stuffs about mixing and mastering . So, I worked on the Song and I have something now that Really represents The Search at his Full.
About The Transcend: You told me that you nearly didn’t sleep three days ago. Why?
Cyrille The Angel: Because I understood the Importance of Truly Believe in Yourself. And in a Bitter way… I felt like I betrayed My Dream Girl on this song because The Song is Really The Expression of The Dream. It came from My Dream, you know what I’m saying. I was really sad. But I finally slept, woke up in the morning and worked on the song again. He took nearly 6 to 7 hours to finish the song. And what I can say is that it is Truly The Expression of The Dream. I mean I am really Kissing her with whole my Might.
About The Transcend: What will you do with The New Version of The Song Sweeter Than Strawberry?
Cyrille The Angel: I will be more Precise in The Coming days. I will.
About The Transcend: I see. Thank you for opening to us. Thank you.
Cyrille The Angel: Its me who thank you to come and share with me this beautiful afternoon. Thank you.
Indeed, it was a beautiful afternoon when we talk about this terrible experience. I was just reminded that it is really important in Life to really believe in yourself. And believing in Yourself is what really made Cyrille The Angel to this Point. The boy never stopped. He wrote lot of song. He believed in A Dream that no one can catch. And he created The Musical Genre Transcend at an Age where everything is Hip-Hop and no one wants to listen to something else. It is a Story of Despair but of Merits too as there is A New Version of the Song Sweeter Than Strawberry. And he came up to This because he truly believe in Himself.
We Give Credits when It’s Due. I will thank Cyrille The Angel for it.
And Thanks to The Almighty to have blessed Us today with this Version. Thanks.
By About The Transcend