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After releasing her critically acclaimed sophomore album When I Close My Eyes last fall and (unintentionally) shaking up the internet and music industry earlier this month, Platinum-Certified singer, songwriter, and producer Chelsea Cutler returns today with her new single “the lifeboat’s empty!” out now alongside the official video—listen HERE and watch HERE. The new song will be featured on her upcoming deluxe version of When I Close My Eyes, set to be released later this spring.

On the inspiration behind the new song, Chelsea says, "I’m so excited to continue the When I Close My Eyes era with the deluxe album and start it off with one of my favorite songs i’ve ever made - ‘the lifeboat’s empty!’. I had a lot of fun making this one and think it’s going to absolutely go off on tour."

Feeling frustrated with the current state of the music industry, earlier this month, Chelsea took to Instagram and spontaneously posted an open and honest note about the present challenges within the industry and on social media and how they affect her artistry and mental health. The post quickly caught fire online and resonated with artists across all genres, like Niall Horan, Maren Morris, Martin Garrix, Zedd, Ryan Tedder, Lauv, James Bay, Julia Michaels, Maggie Rogers, Becky G, Madison Beer, Tate McRae, and many more, who liked, commented, and shared the note in support. Not only did the post hit a nerve within the artist community, but it also started a larger conversation with music industry executives and fans, leading to pieces from Variety, The Washington Post, and more. You can read Chelsea’s post HERE.

In addition to releasing new music this spring, Chelsea will embark on her “When I Close My Eyes Tour.” Kicking off in Austin at Stubb’s Outdoors on March 9th, the tour will make stops in Boston, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Portland, and more—see the full list of dates below. Following her headline run, Chelsea will make her debut at Coachella in April and return to the The Governors Ball stage in June.

When I Close My Eyes was written, recorded, and produced by Chelsea with several artists and collaborators. The album has received widespread praise from the likes of NPR’s Weekend Edition, Variety, MTV News, Entertainment Tonight, COMPLEX, UPROXX, Consequence, HYPEBAE, Ones To Watch, and many more. Not to mention, Chelsea performed her song “Devil On My Shoulder” from the album on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and was included on Forbes 30 Under 30 list last month.

Stay tuned as Chelsea Cutler gears up for a massive 2022!


3/9/2022 Austin, TX Stubb’s Outdoors

3/10/2022 Dallas, TX House of Blues

3/12/2022 Houston, TX House of Blues

3/15/2022 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live

3/16/2022 Charleston, SC Charleston Music Hall

3/17/2022 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore

3/18/2022 Atlanta, GA The Eastern

3/20/2022 Norfolk, VA The Norva

3/22/2022 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE

3/23/2022 Washington, DC Echostage

3/25/2022 Toronto, ON Queen Elizabeth Theater

3/26/2022 Boston, MA Roadrunner

3/27/2022 Boston, MA Roadrunner

3/30/2022 Columbus, OH Express Live!

4/1/2022 Madison, WI The Sylvee

4/3/2022 Minneapolis, MN Fillmore

4/5/2022 Indianapolis, IN Old National Centre

4/6/2022 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theater

4/7/2022 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

4/9/2022 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater

4/10/2022 Denver, CO Ogden Ballroom

4/13/2022 Salt Lake City, UT Union Ballroom

4/14/2022 Boise, ID Knitting Factory

4/20/2022 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre

4/26/2022 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater

4/27/2022 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom


Instantly-relatable lyrics and handcrafted lo-fi soundscapes have established Chelsea Cutler as a quiet, yet disruptive, force for popular music. Within two short years, the singer, songwriter, and producer went from bedroom-constructed uploads to 750 million-plus cumulative streams and acclaim from Billboard, The New York Times, E! News, PAPER Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, UPROXX, HYPEBAE, L'Officiel, Ones To Watch, and more. In 2017, her breakthrough single “Your Shirt” paved the way for her debut EP, Snow In October. Leaving college shortly after, she hit the road alongside Quinn XCII at the top of 2018 before kicking off a prolific string of releases, including the independently released mixtapes Sleeping with Roses and Sleeping with Roses II, leading to two completely sold-out nationwide headline tours in 2018 and 2019 and appearances at Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and more. Signing to Republic Records in 2019, she uncovered undeniable chemistry with Jeremy Zucker on the collaborative brent EP, which spawned the platinum single “you were good to me.” Honing her style further, she unveiled her 2020 debut album, How To Be Human, featuring the breakout single “Sad Tonight.” Bringing the new music to fans across the country, she launched the sold-out “How To Be Human Tour” in early 2020, highlighted by two consecutive sellouts at Terminal 5 in New York City. In 2021, she reteamed with Zucker on the brent ii EP and notched another fan favorite anthem with “this is how you fall in love.” Along the way, the likes of Quinn XCII, Louis The Child, The Band CAMINO, and Noah Kahan all teamed up with her for collaborations. In between, she lit up television with performances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Today, and more. Now, Chelsea Cutler kicks off her next chapter of her sophomore album, When I Close My Eyes, out now.




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