Eagle-Eye Cherry Remembers His Surreal VJ Audition

It's been nine years since singer Neneh Cherry filled the airwaves with her hit, "Buffalo Stance," and since her brother, Eagle-Eye Cherry, tried to expand on the family fame by auditioning to become a VJ here on MTV.

That gig never worked out, but now Eagle-Eye is making some noise here with the Buzz-worthy clip for his new single, "Save Tonight," [1.2MB QuickTime] from his debut album, "Desire-less."

MTV News caught up with the newest Cherry to crash the music scene, and talked with him about his memories of the audition process.

"Yeah, I came over here and did an audition for [MTV]," Cherry said, "and it was funny 'cause I had a friend of mine come in and be the guy I interviewed. He talked about this fake band that he had and this whole concept where the band had this god and all this really flipped-out stuff." [1MB QuickTime]

"Some of the guys in the studio actually thought it was a real band," he added, "so after the interview they said, 'Hey, good luck with your band, and he was like 'uh-huh.'"

The title of Eagle-Eye's new album, "Desire-less," pays tribute to his family's musical lineage by taking its name from a composition by his father, the late jazz star Don Cherry.

Eagle-Eye will play the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., on September 17, and the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles on October 2 before he heads overseas for a fall European tour.