If you scroll through the billboard top 100 you will find a handful of untruthful songs, with tracks that feel like a label suggested them to an artist. Chelsea Cutler is the exact opposite. We were captivated by her new How To Be Human album release.
The 22 year-old singer/producer got her start with Kasbo and later Louis The Child in 2015. Five years later she is now one of the strongest storytellers in the game. We won’t sugarcoat it — this is a pop album, but she does feature house and trap-inspired production.
Chelsea Cutler boasts nearly 10 million monthly Spotify listeners. That’s 10 times Porter Robinson’s monthly listeners. Her debut full length album is being heard by millions of people for good reason. At one time or another we all played characters in her story.
We are all learning How To Be Human. It’s a front if someone appears to have solved the game of life. We quickly replayed How To Be Human three times in 36 hours. If you want to know more about the album Chelsea Cutler provided a song by song analysis.
Sad Tonight: This is chapter one, the intro track. Our theme is recovery. Cutler teaches us it is okay to grieve in solitude. So much honestly and vulnerability. Sad Tonight is Chelsea Cutler’s unique interpretation of a trap music drop.
nj: This one plays out like a personal entry. Love was still there but the relationship wasn’t possible. On Cutler’s Billboard interview she highlighted that “NJ is definitely the most powerful song I have ever written.” Dare we say it this one has a trance vibe. It is absolutely the kind of song you close your eyes and glow.
The Human Condition: Some really strong and fun lyrics from this one. “It’s a part of the human condition.” “It’s all gonna be okay (Hey, oh)/// All of my friends say.” Really feels like chapter three is when Cutler begins healing and growing.
How To Be Human: The title track echoes acceptance. This one isn’t a heroic victory lap or anything. Chelsea Cutler admits that she is still working on How To Be Human. She’s not going to pretend she figured it out, but she is healing. The production feels very optimistic. Dance the night away with this one.
Chelsea Cutler combination of strong, emotional, and honest lyrics blends perfectly with her optimistic production. We hope Cutler has a bright future.
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