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Hands of Mine

Happy launch day to meeee! I'm very excited to share this one with you. Look at the cool artwork I made. My sister Priya took this photo of me in my parents shed. I wasn't really photoshoot-ready outfit wise but look, I put earrings on and did a sassy pose so basically I'm a model. 

I'm a bit nervous for tonight (I'm not telling anyone this except for you, my favourite people who read my awkward writings). I lost my voice two days ago, it's the end of term and I got the flu and did a really intense gig. I can talk now which is very exciting! But I'm trying my best not to talk (which is really hard for me) or sing until tonight. Hopefully I can save up a full tank of kick-ass vocal energy so I can smash the set! Either way I'll give it a million percent and it'll be a fun time! 

I have a few people I would like to thank. With all my heat, Sam Wylde. He wrote this song with me and produced it, so everything cool about the track is his doing! So much talent! Jackson Venables came to Sam's studio this one time and we played him this song... And then he absolutely smashed out some gorgeous guitar parts. An incredibly generous and talented human! Elliot Smith is the boss of beats, and we had a blast recording addition drums at Villanova for this track. My favourite and expert sound man/genius, James Newhouse, mixed it to perfection like a delicious curry full of spices. I'm a very lucky lady. 

I hope you enjoy the song! I'm really looking forward to tonight. I'm also looking forward to releasing my entire EP in February 2018! I'll be doing a launch at The Odd Fellow on the 16th of Feb so pop that date in a safe place. 

Okay time for me to drink more ginger honey tea and steam my face with a bowl of boiling water. Thanks for reading my dear friends! x

Finally Bloody Launching Something!

Yes, that's right. I'm very excited about it too. My single launch is happening at Bar Four5Nine on Thursday the 7th of December. Then I've booked my EP launch at The Odd Fellow on Friday the 16th of February 2018. Right after I get back from a good time in New Zealand, what a dream! Look I made a cool poster featuring my family pet, Teddy the German Shepherd. We just caught him at a bad time, he's the sweetest little wuss bag in real life. I hope you can come!

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This Sunday I'm recording a live video at Villanova (the coolest studio place that Sam and I happen to be part of!) of my final song for my EP. Whenever I sing this song it takes me to a very sore place, the edge of myself. That's what the song is called (Edge of Myself). In the chorus I sing "Is it so bad to get lost inside your mind? I'm the only one who I know who will find me. Is it so bad to get lost inside your brain? ... I don't know. Lovely, I think that it's time for you to love me again". As in loving my own self! That is a hard thing to learn and journey through. Whenever I sing those words I am taken right to all my weaknesses, but I'm looking at myself from above, kind of like those dreams (or nightmares) that you have where you can see everything play out but you're kind of like a ghost. Strangely enough, I love going to that place as I sing. Being vulnerable is hard but it's worth it. I feel like singing this song over my past pain and current confusion brings perspective and peace. Deep breaths, closed eyes, open hands, soft heart. 

"Lovely, I think that it's time for you to love me again".

"Lovely, I think that it's time for you to love me again".

Right now I'm in the studio, listening and learning songs for future shows. I'm looking forward to this one a lot! Gospel music is my favourite, and look at all the amazing musicians I get to perform with! Plus delicious food!? What the heck, this is heaven on earth. There's even this funky poster! 

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So I'll leave you with this word. Courage. That is what I ask for. I don't need answers, I just need the courage to continue to walk through the path set before me. Speaking of courage... I went on a MONSTER hike with some friends this weekend and it literally brought me to the edge of myself in every single way hahaha. Far out, it almost destroyed me but the courage came when I needed it and I conquered. And I would do it all again! 

Thank you very much for reading x

Sprinkle cool around the place.

I am very impressed with you right now. You're reading my blog. You're one of the very few (maybe the only one!) who will read this... So thanks! 

In a month or so, I will be a full-time musician. I'm taking the leap of faith. And I'm very determined to not jump into whatever comes my way. No more yes to everything! Only sometimes yes. I want to choose and do stuff I want to do. I know that sounds very selfish, maybe a bit princess-like. But I think it's what everyone else wants to do, so if I can do it and do it well then good for me right!? 

I've got an EP that I'm really proud of. I'm releasing it next year, maybe February. The music is done and it has been mixed - it just needs to be mastered. I wanted to have an EP launch this year but time is running out, and venues don't think I'm cool (yet, mwahaha). It's been a struggle, maybe a story for another day. I'm going to get a single out before the year is up though! Have a cool little launch night. Maybe make a cool little video clip. Sprinkle lots of cool around the place. 

Sam has been amazing. He's my husband, a full-time musician himself actually. Kick-ass producer/songwriter/everything great. If it wasn't for him, I don't think I'd be leaping this leap. I wasn't going to go to America when I was 18 and an awesome opportunity presented itself to me, but he encouraged the crap out of me and I got my butt over there. And I loved it. There's so many epic moments throughout my life that he is responsible for! I wouldn't have written this EP without his help. You need people in your life who see the best in you and draw it out. I've got a lot of people in my world who do that, especially within my music world (which makes up most of my world really). It has been a joy to write and jam with insanely talented musicians over the last few months, planing and dreaming of future endeavours. It makes it all so much more wonderful, when you have people who share in your passion and are constantly building each other up! 

Anyway, I should probably get some sleep. My website has been expired for a while, so I just renewed it and realised how boring it was. I've probably made it worse with my pointless paragraphs but my heart has been reminded of how grateful it is to be living this life. Here's a picture my beautiful little sister Priya Cullen took of me in my parents shed a few months ago. 

PS - yesterday my mum cut me a fringe and I love it. Obviously not pictured below. I feel super hip and also like I'm 5 years old going to kindy. A great combo I reckon! 

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