Chelsea Cutler is redefining the female indie pop artist. 20-year-old singer, songwriter, producer represents a new generation of women who are taking control of their artistry and dispelling the myth women aren’t or can’t be producers.
Earlier this year Chelsea released “Your Shirt,” the first single off her fully self-written and self-produced debut “Snow In October” EP. The track is a bashful confessional anchored on youthful tropes of unrequited love and romantic insecurity and to date has garnered over 20 million Spotify streams.
Chelsea quickly followed up “Your Shirt” with equally glittering singles “Sixteen” and “You Make Me,” putting her penchant for writing can’t-get-it-out-of-your-head lovelorn lyrics on display.
Today she shares the music video for the latest track “You Make Me.” Filmed in New York City and directed by Charles Todd (who has shot documentary style features for Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kygo, and Kendrick Lamar), the clip explores the rise and fall of a relationship, but finishes where the story began, leaving the future of the relationship up to the viewer’s interpretation. Chelseaexplains, “Relationships rise and fall, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re over. I wanted to leave the ending of the video up to the audience’s discretion.” The kinetic and disorienting pace of the video is created by stark contrasts of light, framing and aspect ratios.
“You Make Me” is out now off of Chelsea‘s upcoming “Snow In October” EP, due out on October 6th.