As a singer-songwriter hailing from Los Angeles, Chelsea DiBlasi has had immense success writing music for artists of various genres all over the world.
Beginning her professional music career at the young age of 8 years old as she sang the opening song for “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, her initial step into the music industry was unlike any other 8 years old may experience.
As many years and various motion picture, audio features have passed she begins to step into her own solo career with her new EP single “Unsure."
“Unsure” is a slow track with a strong beat to intensify the emotion within each of her lyrics. DiBlasi creates a feeling of skepticism with uneasy layered instrumentals.
This single rises and falls like an individual breath as it examines the process of a person being drawn in two different directions for their significant other. This feeling of being “Unsure” in a current relationship and making the decision on how to move forward.
Drawing influence from artists like Billie Elish, Halsey, and Julia Michaels, DiBlasi examines various genres within her music and is sure to be one of the next rising stars within the industry.
We love your first EP single “Unsure." What would you say the process was like when writing and recording this single?
The writing process was special. I co-wrote this song with my childhood best friend who is one of the most talented songwriters I know! Her name is Julia Appleton and she’s based out of Canada. I feel like she crawled inside my brain because she knew exactly what I was going for and we were able to transfer all of my thoughts and emotions into a song seamlessly. On the complete opposite side of the spectrum, the recording process was...interesting. My dad, Joe DiBlasi, co-produced the song and sometimes you work really well with the family, and other times it poses to be a challenge. I wanted to be very involved in the production process since this was my first single but we absolutely drove each other nuts! I’m pretty sure I shaved at least 10 years off his life but I’m SO happy with how it turned out! If you want to check out some of the outtakes of the production process with Papa Joe check out my Instagram @chelseadiblasi_music.
You mentioned that you had the opportunity to sing on many motion pictures when you were growing up, how do you think this shaped you as an artist and how are you moving forward from these experiences?
From a very young age, I learned how to work as a professional in the music industry. My first studio session was when I was 8 years old and I sang the opening to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. From then on I was hooked and knew this was going to be my career. Working behind the scenes as a session singer has really given me the foundation I need to know and understand the music that I perform in the studio as well as live. Working with artists who had actually made it in this cutthroat industry inspired me to make my own music and continue to make my dream my career. Moving forward, I plan to continue working as a session singer and release more of my original music.
Now that you have written singles for many artists and produced your own how do you enjoy each of these experiences and do you have a favorite?
I absolutely love collaborating with other artists because it’s exciting to write songs that are different from my own personal style. One of my favorite writing experiences was in Sweden at the end of 2019. I was chosen along with a handful of other artists, producers, and songwriters from around the world to write music on a beautiful, remote island for the week. One of the days I was there I was paired with South African singer/songwriter, Amy Tjasink, and we wrote such a fun song. We had an instant connection and we ended our writing session with an epic dance party because we were THAT hyped with our song. She plans on releasing the song this year so it will be exciting to share that with the world! When it comes to my own music, the production process gets me really emotional but in a good way. Most of the songs I’ve written come to fruition through my own life experiences and when they are produced I’m sharing a very personal piece of myself with the world. It’s such a proud moment for me to hear that finished product after all the blood sweat and tears (literally) that I put into it. It’s wild to see your song transform from a crappy voice memo in your phone to a full-blown masterpiece that you want to blast in your speakers.
Looking forward, do you have any artists that you want to work with on any future singles?
My absolute dream would be to work with Julia Michaels or the goddess herself, Billie Eilish.
What's next for you?
I’m in the process of recording my next single as we speak. I’m really loving this one, it’s gonna be a bop so stay tuned!