21. I’m with the Band: Nasty Cherry
Starring: Charli XCX, Nasty Cherry
Release Date: Friday, Nov. 15
Have you missed shows like MTV’s Making the Band and VH1’s Behind the Music? In this day and age of social media and streaming services, the market for up and coming musicians looks a lot different. A viral YouTube video or TikTok clip can launch a career just as well a reality documentary series, and Instagram Stories can trace their rise to the top better than an introspective special ever could. But Netflix’s I’m with the Band: Nasty Cherry gets back in touch with the lost art form of a behind the scenes look of making a superstar.
I’m with the Band: Nasty Cherry centers on pop star Charli XCX, whose hits include “Boom Clap” and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” as she works with the alt-pop girl group she assembled to release their first record. Nasty Cherry, the latest signing to Charli XCX’s label, contains four women handpicked by Charli, and I’m with the Band follows everything from their origin story to moving in together to all of the firsts that come with being a new band. But in order to achieve success in the music industry, Nasty Cherry will have to let go of their egos and insecurities ad follow Charli’s lead.
If there’s anyone who could lead a new band to grabbing their own smash hits or cult status success, it’s Charli XCX. Whether she’s changing the game with her own inventive pop style, like on her latest album Charli, or writing hits for Camila Cabello and Selena Gomez, she’s a leading talent in the pop world.
So far, Nasty Cherry has released four songs — “Win,” “What Do You Like in Me,” Live Forever” and “Music with Your Dad” — which I’m with the Band will surely feature. Don’t miss the throwback style look at a band’s beginnings when the six-part series debuts on Nov. 15.