Sad girl autumn is officially here—indie pop artist Chelsea Cutler released a new single “You Are Losing Me” on September 27.
Cutler is a powerhouse in the alternative and pop world, as she writes, performs, and produces all of her songs. She effortlessly blends in elements of guitar, EDM beats, and lyrics about heartbreak to make her music have her own style, which is exactly what she did with “You Are Losing Me.”
The song starts off with a dreamy guitar riff and is quickly followed by the classic Chelsea Cutler touch
The song starts off with a dreamy guitar riff and is quickly followed by the classic Chelsea Cutler touch—an EDM beat. What is different about Cutler’s music is that she can sing about heartbreak and sadness, but can still create an upbeat pop song.
In the chorus, she sings “You’re gonna wish that I wasn’t loving someone new, you’re gonna wish that I was sleeping next to you, you’re gonna wish that you never broke my heart in two, and you weren’t losing me when I have already lost you.” If that doesn’t make you feel something in your heart, I don’t know what does.
The 22-year-old has yet to release a full album, but she has released three solo EPs and an EP with her friend Jeremy Zucker.
Not too long ago, Cutler was a student at Amherst College where she played soccer.
But after the fall semester of her junior year, she dropped out to pursue her music career. With millions of streams on all of her songs on Spotify and a loyal fan base, she definitely made the right decision.
The mental health advocate stated on her Instagram story Saturday that “You Are Losing Me” was her first solo release to chart on the Spotify Top 200.
“…wow. Love u guys I wasn’t expecting this response on the song at all I’m so blessed x” she said in the Instagram post.
Cutler battles with depression, something that she has had to deal with on the road as a touring musician.
The singer shared on Instagram and Twitter the day that “You Are Losing Me” was released that “For the last eight months or so, I’ve felt really detached from my career. I’ve felt as though I’ve fallen out of love with music…I’ve panicked at the thought of being stuck inside a career that no longer made me feel challenged or fulfilled…No more. I love my job, I love making music, I love traveling, I love challenging myself, I love accomplishing my goals.” Read her full post here.
Cutler’s showmanship on stage proves that she was destined to make music. Don’t believe me? Check out these videos of her owning the Lollapalooza stage this past August with her cover of “Mr. Brightside” as well as a few orginial songs.
Keep doing you girl, your light and talent is inspiring to all young female creators.
It’s refreshing to see a woman writing, producing, and performing her own music.
If you or anyone you know are struggling with mental health, please don’t hesitate to reach out to someone. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Header Image: Chelsea Cutler’s Facebook