Few bands genre bend, ebb and flow as seamlessly as New England quintet CHEEM are able to do, and their latest single, “Fake Fans,” is a further testament of that. The track showcases the band’s pop and R&B influences all while keeping elements of funk and punk throughout the tones and instrumentation. While “Fake Fans,” has uplifting grooves and pop sensibilities, the lyrics are seeded in frustration with being misunderstood and the pressures of adhering to fans and people that don’t fully understand the purpose of the art that is being created.
CHEEM's "Fake Fans" is more than just a catchy tune; it's a bold statement on the unique challenges artists face in navigating the web of fandom. In an era where social media often blurs the lines between reality and perception, this single serves as a reminder to prioritize authenticity over fan service.