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Electro-pop trio SHAED has just given fans their first new treat of the year. As we approach the July 27 release date of their upcoming EP Melt, Ones to Watch is excited to premiere their new single “Trampoline,” allowing for a glimpse into what their sophomore project should entail.
Comprised of twin brothers Spencer and Max Ernst, as well as Chelsea Lee who is engaged to the former sibling, SHAED is a tightly knit-group that unsurprisingly radiates sonic chemistry on “Trampoline.” Lee’s vocals ascend over the brooding instrumental until casually dropping off on the chorus, as pulsating synths propel the song forward. After turning heads with their debut EP Just Wanna See, “Trampoline” is proof that the group has no plans of slowing down, and little reason to do so.
Based in Washington D.C., the trio first met in high school, eventually writing music together after a few years of coming in contact. Since then, they’ve spent much of their time outside the city touring with the likes of X Ambassadors, Marian Hill, and Bishop Briggs, growing their audience organically while connecting with fans in the audience. Further promoting their creative, collaborative atmosphere, they group moved into a house together in September 2017, where they recorded much of the material on the forthcoming Melt.
Speaking on “Trampoline,” Chelsea Lee from SHAED had this to share about the meaning behind the song:
“There’s a home video of Max and Spencer jumping on a trampoline when they were kids. The footage is grainy and distorted though, so it almost feels like you are witnessing a dream when you watch it. This track is about a girl stuck in a nightmare, who is experiencing that pinnacle moment when you feel completely enveloped by this sense of loss and dread. What if you could embrace that feeling?”
Enjoy an early listen of the song below, and look forward to more new music from SHAED in the coming months.