INTRO BY KAT VISTI
INTERVIEW BY CAMI LIBERTY
This winter SHAED is out on a co-headlining tour with Foreign Air. This soulful pop trio consists of band members Chelsea Lee (vocalist) and twin brothers Max and Spencer Ernst (producers and multi-instrumentalists). SHAED released their debut EP Just Wanna See, as well as two new singles entitled Too Much and Lonesome. We sat down with them to learn more about touring and their music.
You guys are currently on your co-headlining tour with Foreign Air. What are you most looking forward to on this run of shows?
SHAED: "We've never done a headline tour before so it will be really special meeting true fans and performing for them in a more intimate setting. We also love the Foreign Air guys so it will be fun touring with them."
How do you think this tour will be different than your past ones?
SHAED: "A couple things: 1. We've added new songs to the set. 2. Chelsea may or may not be introducing some new colors into her all black wardrobe."
What are your favorite things to do when on tour?
SHAED: "EAT! It's our goal to find interesting places to eat in each city."
In October you released your single Lonesome. Can you tell us a little about the inspiration behind the song?
SHAED: "We wrote this song while staying at an airbnb in Death Valley - surrounded by desert and mountains on all sides. We wanted the song to feel wide open and expansive like the landscape so we wrote lyrics that wouldn't be confined to a heteronormative relationship."
In your own words, how would you describe your style of music?
SHAED: "Strong female vocals, fresh, soulful, electronic pop."
What song of yours do you think best represents you guys as a group?
SHAED: "That's really hard to say. We hope that different songs resonate with different people."
After the tour, is there anything we can expect? Any new music?
SHAED: "We have been writing and recording tons of new music. New music will be coming your way soon :)"