The band dished on returning to Firefly this summer, growing wiser and more.
Firefly trio Shaed will preview their summer set in The Woodlands when they play a sold-out show at the Boot & Saddle in Philadelphia on Friday, March 1.
In addition to returning to Firefly in June, Shaed will also play a number of major festivals circuit this summer, including Governors Ball, Lollapalooza, Hangout, Bunbury, Bumbershoot and more.
Based in D.C., the electro-pop band features lead singer Chelsea Lee, her husband Spencer and his twin brother Max Ernst.
Shaed’s new single “Trampoline” has made some noise since being featured in a recent MacBook Air ad. The song is off their fall EP “Melt.”
“Trampoline” climbed to #19 at Alternative Radio and was featured during FOX’s broadcast of the NFL’s NFC championship. The song hit #5 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 (charting in 48 countries w/ 7 million monthly listeners) and passed 50 million streams.
The band revisited a little drama they experienced on stage at Firefly, their interpretation of the abstract video for “Trampoline” and how Lee fell in love with the bold blue dress in their promotional photos.
What's your interpretation of the statue symbolism in the "Trampoline" video?
The video is essentially about a statue that is longing for life, love and freedom.
Chelsea, how did the idea came about for you to wear your large blue skirt? If you could only wear it once this year, where would it be and why?
We did a photo shoot in NYC and the stylist Karen Levitt brought racks and racks of amazing clothes. I immediately saw the blue skirt and realized it was my spirit clothing. I would love to wear it on a late night show.
Spencer and Chelsea, what's different (if anything) now that you're married?
Absolutely nothing. All three of us live together and it is business as usual.
You're returning to Firefly this summer. How does that fest compare to the others you've played?
We've only played a handful of festivals in the past. This summer is jammed packed with festivals! But Firefly has always been one of our favorite shows; our equipment stopped working because it was so hot, so we ended up just playing the whole set acoustic.
What's one or two significant ways you've grown wiser since last year?
I've learned two significant things this year: How to better take care of my voice and how to perfect my homemade pasta recipe.
What are three essentials you need while touring?
Chapstick, neck pillow, unlimited podcasts.