The Fun of Producing Chelsea Shag’s New Album, Colours

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with amazingly talented young artists in our work as producers here at Madison Records. One of our goals in creating the studio was to provide a place for musicians to create, record, and build an entire experience. We recently had the opportunity see this happen with Chelsea Shag, as we worked with her to produce her first EP, Colours, which came out in April and is making waves in the music industry. Here Chelsea describes in her own words the process of working with Madison Records to produce her first album.

"First of all, I just have to say it was so much fun working with the team at Madison. Tanner and Wyatt had so many great ideas and feedback, and I felt like they helped me not only with polishing my songs but also in getting everything organized and put together. They really have a way of seeing the big picture."

"I’m excited about how Colours turned out. A lot of people ask how long it takes to make an album, and they say with your first album it takes a lifetime. That’s how I feel about Colours, because I was able to go back through all my music, to look at what I had written and what would be worthy of an album. Going through the process was a lot of fun, and even sometimes suprising. “A is for Alpha”, one of the songs that ended up on the album, was one I never would have thought to include without the prompting of Tanner and Wyatt. It was a song I wrote on piano years ago, but we got the band together and jammed it out, and it sounded great."

"Then there’s “New Perfume,” which was written while we were recording the album. I was just driving around in my van when the idea came in my head, so I brought it to the studio and before I knew it, we had fleshed it out into a song that ended up on the album."

"I’m excited to be working with Madison Records because not only did they provide a great studio recording experience, with a lot of collaboration and support, but as my record label they’re helping with the marketing and business end of music production. This is great for me because it gives me more time to focus on my music. I’m already working on recording songs for my next album. The songs we’ve done so far are more polished yet more simplistic. You really hear my voice stand out, which is where I want to go as I dig into more jam-like songs and deeper lyrics."

There are lots of things happening with this girl! Check her out! Chelsea Shag’s music is available on iTunes and Spotify. Her singles “Us Kids” and “New Perfume” are in regular rotation on Atlanta’s 99X radio station. She has appeared on 11 Alive’s talk show Atlanta & Co. She also just released her new video for her single “New Perfume.” And of course, nothing beats seeing Chelsea Shag perform live. You can catch her at performances around Atlanta this summer, and in September she will begin an East Coast tour to bring her music to more people.

Tanner Hendon