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SHAED Talk Lolla 2019, Touring The World & The Meaning Of "Trampoline"
Electro-pop trio SHAED, a.k.a. Chelsea Lee and and twin brothers Max and Spencer Ernst, have come a long way from their hometown of Washington, D.C. In 2018 the band released their massively successful single "Trampoline," and they're currently touring the world and at work on new music.
Hanging with the Recording Academy after performing at Lollapalooza 2019 in Chicago, SHAED gave us a look at what they're currently up to, the meaning behind "Trampoline" and what's up next.
"Every time we play here it has the best crowd energy," Lee told us. "We played a Lollapalooza Afterparty last night with Bishop Briggs, and everyone in Chicago just brings the vibe. It's been a really nice energy for sure."
Of their hit song "Trampoline," Max broke it down for us: "The song initially was inspired by a home video of my brother and I. We were like three years old actually jumping on a trampoline, and it was filmed on VHS, and it had this really grainy kind of dreamlike quality. And that's where the first line I've been having dreams jumping on a trampoline came from."
"Then the song evolved into us exploring this idea of, rather than running from your biggest fears what it would be like to embrace them?" continued his brother Spencer. "It's just crazy because we recorded that song in our little home studio, and it's just crazy to see, like today at this festival, all these people coming out and singing the song. Yeah. Best feeling ever."
So, what's next for the band? Well, in addition to recording their debut full-length, "we also have some features that we've been working on that we can't announce, but we've got a couple songs coming out with artists that we really love, and very excited about that," Lee revealed.
Watch the full interview with SHAED above.