An Interview With Chelsea Lyn Meyer
The latest single from Chelsea Lyn Meyer shines with pop-rock brightness and a youthful energy that oozes attitude and really hits the mark in terms of radio ready rock songs with massive choruses and super fun and danceable tonality.
The track is bursting with color and vocal hooks that keep you attached all the way through as guitars fill the atmosphere and create a palette of textures to add to this massive anthemic piece.
The song has that jump around the room pop-punk theme and it's addictive as hell as Meyer belts out into the air and drives this fists in the air singalong.
The energy is unbeatable and the style and character the artist has really hits the sweet spot in all the best ways.
This is an incredibly fun song that seems like it comes from a real place. What more can you ask for really?
It gets stuck in your head for hours and touches on nostalgic late 90's female fronted pop-punk that invaded radio waves.
Upon some further digging we found some gems from Meyer and each one is a bit different from the last.
Chelsea Lyn Meyer is an open book musically and she creates songs that have some amazing pop sensibility.
We suggest starting with "What You're Doing To Me" and divinginto her library of music from there.
It's very likely if you like this one, you'll like them all.
With such a killer new single, we wanted to have a talk with Meyer to find out where this came from and how it all began for her.
TSWS: Okay so let's start with "What You're Doing To Me". This track has a great and vibrant pop rock feel with some colorful vocals and a punk undertone. Where did this song come from?
Chelsea: Thank you! "What You're Doing to Me" started as one lyric line that I wrote while driving one day. The line was "I love the taste of your name on my tongue". I kept playing with that line with different melodies and different songs I was in the middle of writing and I just didn't feel it fit. Then I started writing what was to become "What You're Doing to Me", using that line to build the rest of the song around it. The whole song is about that crazy physical/sexual attraction you can feel to someone when you first meet them and navigating through those new exciting feelings of just wanting or needing someone.
TSWS: For sure some great rock styles on this track! Who are your actual biggest musical influences?
Chelsea: I am a HUGE fan of bands like Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Sum 41, Paramore, Halestorm and Blink 182. I'd say they were my earliest musical influences when it came to writing.
TSWS: Do you have a full line up when you perform live?
Chelsea: Yes! I have a full line up for a lot of venues and then also will perform acoustic sets as well at some.
TSWS: How did this all start for you?
Chelsea: My dad was in a band my whole life growing up, and my mom was musically inclined as well. So just watching them is what initially got me interested in playing music. I always wanted to play guitar and sing and front a rock band. I asked for a guitar for Christmas every single year and I kept getting these little plastic toy guitars to play pretend with and I would be so mad. I wanted a real, electric guitar that I could plug in and make noise with. When I finally got one, two of my best friends and I started a pop punk band and I taught myself to play by ear. Eventually I realized that I would hear these melodies and words in my head that I could now put together to make something that we could play and other people would relate to. It was an amazing feeling.
TSWS: What's next for you?
Chelsea: Currently working on writing and recording new music to release is my biggest focus right now. I'm hoping to release an EP in 2022.
TSWS: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
Chelsea: Spending time with family or working, honestly. I still have a day job that is so good at allowing me to have my job as a musician and recording artist as well.
TSWS: You've been releasing songs on Spotify since 2014! What kind of advice would you have for other up and coming artists out there?
DON'T GIVE UP. It's sooo easy to get discouraged. Especially with social media and seeing what other people are doing or accomplishing. One of the hardest things to do is to not compare your wins to someone else's. Look at what YOU have done and how far YOU have come in the last year or 3 years. Everyone's journey is different. People don't post their losses online. So just look at what you have overcome and accomplished and be proud of it! Also...be supportive of your fellow artists. Don't tear others down from jealousy or feeling a sense of competition. Build each other up, collaborate, rep each other, and help others grow to be better artists!
TSWS: Do you record live together or is it tracked?
Currently I am recording myself at Long Island Sound Studios with producer Mike Wuerth. We will track each instrument separately then I'll lay down vocals.
TSWS: What sort of things really inspire you to write?
Chelsea: Love, heartbreak, death...any sort of event or moment in time that makes me feel something that I can't find another way to express.
TSWS: Who are you listening to right now?
Chelsea: A lot of MGK, JXDN, MOD SUN, Stand Atlantic, girlfriends, Waterparks....and anything that Travis Barker is producing right now is SOOO GOOD!
TSWS: Do you think you might be performing live anytime in the near future?
Chelsea: YES! I do have some live shows coming up that can be found on any of my social media pages
TSWS: Can we expect any music videos coming from you this year?
Chelsea: Yes, actually, we are currently in pre production for the music video for "What You're Doing to Me". I'm working with director and good friend of mine, Chris Sheeran. We have done a few music videos together so far, our latest one being for my last single, "MISS ME TOO". This next music video for "What You're Doing to Me" will definitely raise the bar even higher!
TSWS: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
Chelsea: THANK YOU! Words can't even describe how much your support and belief in me and my music means. It's truly an incredible feeling that I could never be more grateful for.