Following the release of her debut EP, The Other Side, the first female artist signed to XO Records, Chxrry22, has officially dropped her latest single “Sacrifice”- a cover of The Weeknd’s song of the same title. Given her close connection to the world-renowned superstar, the song choice makes sense- and she delivers a captivating, graceful rendition of the elegant hit. This comes following Chxrry’s first public performance in Toronto a few weeks ago, and arrives ahead of an exciting year planned for the rising Canadian artist. Her expansive range as a vocalist and silky delivery shine through on her cover of “Sacrifice”, which burns with emotion as enhanced by its minimalistic feel.
“Sacrifice”’s introduction is truly expansive and ethereal, with immersive synths building into a bittersweet climax, setting the stage for Chxrry22’s powerful entrance. She weaves together poignant melodies atop ghostly, emphatic keys, before capping off the cover with a rich, memorable chorus that lingers in the listener’s head long after the song’s run time is complete.
Overall, “Sacrifice” presents a beautifully crafted cover from XO Records’ Chxrry22, making for a haunting version of the original that captivates with its soaring sound.