Unfamiliar with country’s hottest new star, Cherlene? Well, that may be because she doesn’t exist. “Cherlene” is actually a Judy Greer-voiced character on the animated FX spy comedy Archer whose most recent season has tracked her unlikely rise through the country ranks (at least those parts of the season which haven’t tracked the feckless attempts by her colleagues to sell a metric tonne of cocaine).
But Cherlene’s non-existence has not prevented her from releasing an eponymous debut album, featuring vocals from singer-songwriter Jessy Lynn Martens and production by Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ frontman Kevn Kinney. The collection also boasts a duet between Cherlene/Martens and Kenny Loggins on a certain Top Gun soundtrack tune much beloved (and much name-checked) by the show’s titular super-spy, Sterling Archer.
Are you ready to enter the “Danger Zone”? If so, check out the exclusive video below.