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“No Other Way” - SHAED | Review

We are loving the new track “No Other Way” by SHAED.

It has been a quick moment since we have featured SHAED on Unheard Gems, but with a new song in the world, we would have it no other way...haha I used a song pun. The track is the trio’s signature electro-pop styling with Chelsea’s stunning voice again filling center stage. As SHAED nears 2 billion streams worldwide, the Multi-Platinum DC trio has released their anthemic new single “No Other Way”. Produced by the band and 2x GRAMMY Award-winning producer Ariel Rechtshaid (HAIM, Vampire Weekend, Adele, Carly Rae Jepsen), “No Other Way” is the highly anticipated follow-up to SHAED’s global breakout hit “Trampoline,” and the first song to be shared from their long-awaited debut album, due out on April 16th, 2021.

“These past 6 months have been a struggle for us all, filled with anxiety, disappointment, and uncertainty. We wrote this song as a reminder to live in the moment, which is the only thing we can control.” – SHAED

“We could die a million ways, but we’re alive another day” (“No Other Way”)

SHAED – Chelsea Lee, her husband Spencer Ernst, and his twin brother Max Ernst – had big plans for 2020. The band was set to continue building on the momentum of “Trampoline” with international tours and festival dates, but as with many artists, the pandemic changed everything. For the first time in years SHAED had the opportunity to slow down, refocus themselves as artists, and put down their roots at home. Through deep introspection in a vulnerable time, the trio discovered a wealth of strength and creativity that inspired “No Other Way” and paved the way for their forthcoming debut LP.

In late 2018, SHAED was catapulted onto an unstoppable trajectory after the release of their EP Melt coincided with a formidable synch with Apple featuring “Trampoline.” “Trampoline” quickly resonated with audiences globally, embodying the feeling of fearlessness and boundlessness that led it to a multi-week reign at #1 on Alternative Radio while simultaneously climbing to #13 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #4 at TOP 40. Debut national television performances followed as SHAED appeared on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Late Night with Seth Meyers, all the while continuing to sell out multiple headlining tours and grace festival stages across the world from Lollapalooza to Summer Sonic Japan to Governors Ball to Corona Capital.

Review by Hannah Schneider

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