Canadian pop recording artist (and actress) Gelsea Mae has released new single: “Wildfire”. We caught up with her for an interview which we post below.
CMB: It has been nearly a year since your last single release – “Shoulda Known Better” which along with predecessor “Need You Now” generated some buzz around you as a recording artist. Could you highlight some of the successes you experienced with these songs.
Gelsea: “Need You Now” has continued being featured on top playlists by Spotify and Spotify Canada and spun on some radio stations across Canada including Virgin Radio, which I am very proud of. Both songs have also been placed on movie soundtracks, which I can’t talk about at the moment. Needless to say, both “Shoulda Known Better” and “Need You Now” have created an extremely positive platform for me as a newcomer and I am very grateful for the following that I have, who have continued to support me with my music.
CMB: You just released “Wildfire” on Valentine’s Day. Could you tell us a little about it – which came first, the lyrics or the music?
Gelsea: The lyrics, always.
CMB: And lyrically, what is the song about?
Gelsea: It’s about the exhilarating early stages of being in love, known as “The Honeymoon stage.” That crazy, passionate, kind of love that gives you that rush of adrenaline and excitement that feels uncontrollable. Like a “wildfire,” love is uncontrollable and in my experience, can happen very fast.
CMB: How would you describe the music in terms of the style or genre?
Gelsea: Top 40’s Pop/EDM. The Chainsmokers, Illenium, Zedd, Flume, Gryffin and Kygo, inspire me a lot on the producing aspect of things when i’m in the studio in terms of sound and vibe.
CMB: Any plans for a lyric and/or music video?
Gelsea: Yes, currently in pre production.
CMB: Behind every successful recording artist is often a good team. Could you mention some of the people behind the making of “Wildfire”.
Gelsea: A lot of people tend to think I have a big team behind me when i’m creating music, but once again, it’s just Ryan Stewart and I in the studio. I had a few sessions with other writers and producers, but it just didn’t feel right. I think Ryan really understands me as an artist and we’re really good at bouncing ideas off of each other and we just seem to click.
CMB: Are there any other planned releases in the near future?
Gelsea: I’ll be releasing another single called “High Again” on February, 25, 2018, my Birthday!
CMB: Besides working on new music, what else have you been up to this past year?
Gelsea: I’ve been busy filming. I shot 10 projects within the last year, 7 of them being Hallmark movies. I am grateful to be apart of the Hallmark family, playing Zoey on a series called “Darrow And Darrow.” I’ve also been busy traveling, blogging as an influencer and collaborating with a bunch of different companies. I recently just got back from a work trip to Bali and I look forward to traveling more this year.
CMB: Is there anything else you wish to communicate with your fans?
Gelsea: Stay tuned for more exciting news . . .