Chelsea Cutler, a Westport, Connecticut Native has been selling out shows across her North America headlining tour! Cutler, an EDM Singer/Songwriter is currently promoting her How To Be Human record. Make sure you catch Chelsea on the How to be Human Tour! This girl is GOING PLACES!!! We got to chat with Chelsea about music, tour and more! See Below!!
The Vinyl: For those who aren’t quite familiar with you, mind introducing yourself and give us a fun fact that people don’t know about you?
Chelsea Cutler: I am Chelsea Cutler and I make music! A fun fact is that I played college soccer.
TV: You just released a new record How To Be Human back in January, what is the main inspiration behind this record? Is the record based off of personal experiences or professional experiences, or both?
CC: The album really is just about my personal experiences with being in my early twenties. It’s a very transformative, confusing time. There is a lot to figure out in your twenties!
TV: The singles you’ve released from this record are absolutely amazing, however there has got to be a favorite track of yours. Which is your favorite and why?
CC: Thanks so much. My favorite song from the record is “NJ” because it’s the most vulnerable for me. Putting it out was a bit scary.
TV: What is a typical writing and recording process for you like? And from previous experiences, what did you bring to the new record you wish you could’ve included in past material?
CC: I think my writing process really varies, which is nice because I don’t much care for routine. As for the record, there wasn’t really anything new that I wish I could’ve brought to previous records because it’s obviously natural for artists to grow and for the music to grow/change/improve. The new album definitely reflects how I’ve grown and matured.
TV: You’ve gotten to collaborate with some pretty well known and talented artists, such as Kygo and Alexander 23, if you got to collaborate with any other artist in the industry who would it be?
CC: Dan & Shay!
TV: You’re currently on a headlining tour, what are some expectations you have for this tour and what places are you looking forward to visiting the most?
CC: I’m trying not to place expectations on anything but rather to just be present and enjoy each moment. I’m really stoked to get to play House of Blues in Boston and Terminal 5 in NYC.
TV: How do you choose your set list when you perform shows? Is it hard to pick and choose? Do you have a certain order you like to play particular songs in?
CC: Yeah, it is definitely hard because some songs just don’t translate as well into a live performance as others do. Making your set list is about curating an experience for the audience, so order is essential.
TV: 2019 was a big year for you and 2020 is shaping up to be an amazing year so far, what do you want to accomplish in 2020? What are some of the big goals you have set for yourself?
CC: The biggest goal I set for myself going into 2020 was to get a top 40 record, which we’ve done with Sad Tonight. Definitely stoked to see how far we can take that song. Otherwise, I generally maintain the belief that it’s better to keep your goals to yourself. Work hard in silence!
TV: So after promoting your new record and touring the U.S. and Europe, what will be next for you?
CC: I’m not totally sure yet. Probably writing a second album!
TV: Anything you would like to say to your fans?
CC: Probably just that I’m always grateful and very in awe that this is the life I get to lead.