Over the past few years, it’s been a pleasure to watch Chelsea Cutler grow in leaps and bounds. Having risen to prominence via collabs with Kasbo, Kidswaste, Louis The Child & more – today she’s opened a new chapter in her flourishing career with her debut album How To Be Human.
Before the days of brent, and even before the days of Sleeping With Roses Part I & Part II, it seems Chelsea has been on a grand mission to resonate with humanity. With a constantly evolving sound that is truly her own, the multi-faceted artist has continued to sonically offer up her genuine, vulnerable self for all to experience. In doing so, not only has she amassed a sizable following, but seems to have found her lot in life helping those who consume her art to feel.
Featuring a masterful mix of acoustic / electronic production, Chelsea takes listeners on a sensational journey throughout love, loss and healing with this latest offering. Peppered with soft, melancholic verses and powerful stanzas, Chelsea’s voice seamlessly intertwines these 15 tracks into an fantastically cohesive body of work – fusing euphoric soundscapes with triumphant crescendos throughout, perfectly balancing the ebb & flow of the microcosm she’s crafted.
We’ll definitely be keeping this beautiful yet heart-wrenching gem of an album on repeat for the foreseeable future. Stream How To Be Human and check out our full interview with Chelsea below. Enjoy!
Chelsea Cutler – How To Be Human
How does it feel to finally be releasing your debut album?
It’s surreal. You only get to put out your debut album once!
You have such a fantastic talent for conveying your inner self and dictating your most profound emotions. Did it take you a while to be able to offer this sort of vulnerability in your music or has it always felt like second nature to you?
Thank you so much! I feel like it is kind of innately who I am to be open with my emotions and to be vulnerable.
Were there any similarities between working on How To Be Human and the Sleeping With Roses mixtapes?
Hmm good question. They’re definitely similar in that I wrote songs all over the place—in cars, planes, tour buses, hotel rooms, studios, etc. Otherwise I really just feel like How To Be Human is a step up in terms of my artistry and vulnerability.
What was your favorite part of the album process? Any standout studio sessions or production breakthroughs?
I really loved my studio session with Captain Cuts writing “Sad Tonight.” We knew it was a really special song pretty quickly. Sometimes a song just feels magic, and that’s the feeling we got. Such a special moment whenever that happens. One of the other most exciting parts to me about the album process was that I ended up producing 14 of the songs myself. I don’t know if I thought it was exciting during the process haha, but I am proud of it now!
How would you hope listeners feel after listening to your album all the way through?
I hope listeners hear the album and know that someone understands them and is going through similar experiences. Everyone can relate to the questions and themes I tackle on the album, so hopefully it feels really universal.
We’re definitely excited to hear you play these out live! What can we expect from your upcoming world tour?
I hope to just bring the tour to a new level. I love the idea of designing moments and creating an experience, so hopefully the show will feel like a really special experience. I’m playing some big rooms I’ve always dreamed of playing, and I think there will be some amazing moments throughout the tour.
It seems like you’re constantly putting out incredible new music. Do you ever take a day off?
Not too many haha. Even when I have days off, I feel like I’m always doing something work-related. While my schedule can be pretty hectic, I am definitely fortunate that I do get to have a decent degree of autonomy over my schedule. I just honestly like to work a lot; otherwise, I go pretty crazy. I don’t know how to relax. But a good bed/Netflix day is always appreciated.
Tour Dates | Tickets
February 13 Dallas, TX Canton Hall
February 15 Dallas, TX Canton Hall*
February 16 Austin, TX Emo’s
February 18 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
February 19 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
February 21 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
February 22 Columbus, OH EXPRESS LIVE!^
February 23 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom
February 25 Toronto, ON The Danforth Music Hall
February 27 Boston, MA House Of Blues*
February 28 Boston, MA House Of Blues*
February 29 New York, NY Terminal 5
March 3 New York, NY Terminal 5*
March 4 Philadelphia, PA Franklin Music Hall
March 5 Silver Spring, MD The Filmore Silver Spring
March 10 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
March 11 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
March 12 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
March 14 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
March 16 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo*
March 17 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
March 19 San Francisco, CA The Warfield Theatre
May 1 Stockholm, Sweden Obaren
May 3 Copenhagen, DK Ideal Bar
May 5 Berlin, Germany Bi Nuu
May 6 Munich, Germany Orange House
May 8 Cologne, Germany Luxor
May 9 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg Oude Zaal
May 10 Paris, France 1,999
May 12 London, UK Scala
May 13 Machester, UK Gorilla
May 14 Glasgow, UK Stereo