If you’re looking for an instant mood boost, look no further than the saccharine sound of Connecticut-hailed singer-songwriter and producer Chelsea Cutler – who has been making waves with her upbeat brand of synth-pop.
Her debut single “Your Shirt” – a twinkling bop overlaid with Cutler’s piercing vocals – went viral back in 2017, hitting the 50 mill mark on Spotify, and inciting much acclaim from her engaged fanbase.
We caught up Cutler below…
When did you realise music was what you wanted to do?
I definitely loved making music since I was really young, but I didn’t truly believe I could successfully pursue music until I got the offer to support Quinn XCII on tour.
Who did you grow up listening to?
Coldplay, John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, and then Bon Iver and The 1975 as I got older.
Where do you get your inspirations from?
I definitely derive all my inspiration from real events that have happened in my life.
How would you describe your genre?
I kind of think genre boundaries are pretty blurry now. If you want to label it, I’d probably call it pop.
You’ve got such a connected fanbase – what’s the best piece of feedback you’ve ever had on your music?
Just hearing that my music helps someone in any way is the best possible thing you can hear. I’m so lucky that I’m in a position to do that and hear that so often.
Do you find it terrifying releasing music so personal to you?
Definitely. It’s really scary to put this much honesty into the world… but authenticity and transparency are really important to me.
Who would you love to collaborate with?
– So many people – but Post Malone, The 1975, and Dan and Shay to name a few
What’s next for you/what are you excited for?
– Well my debut album is out today so I’m excited for the world to have that! I go on my biggest headlining tour yet in a few weeks which I’m really excited about. Playing Coachella in April…But honestly I’m really trying to just be present and enjoy this moment.