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15 Minutes With Chelsea Reed

Singer-songwriter Chelsea Reed originally hails from Australia and is currently based in Toronto. October 30th, she is releasing her debut album with a launch show at Burdock with support from another fantastic Toronto songwriter, Danielle Knibbe.

We caught up with Chelsea this week.

Chelsea Reed – Photo by Jen Squires

SDTC: What’s at the top of your bucket list?

CR: Road trip across the USA (ideally combined with a tour!)

What’s your go-to song for getting stuff done?

“Don’t Stop Me Now” – Queen

What advice would you give to your fourteen-year-old self?

Hang in there! You don’t want to peak in high school anyway…

Who has made a big impact in your life recently, and how?

My mum. She always does of course, but recently I have admired her strength more than ever.

Chelsea Reed – Photo by Jen Squires

What does your ideal Saturday look like?

Coffee and pancakes in the not-too-early morning, a walk around my neighbourhood to browse book and record stores, then dinner, a couple of beers and catching a gig with friends.

What’s the best part of being your current age?

Young enough to still be a little reckless; old enough to (mostly) know better!

What is your favourite quality in your best friend?

Her self-deprecating sense of humour and taste in music.

What/who is currently inspiring you?

All of the badass women in the Toronto music scene making incredible art and kicking goals.

What artwork would you love to have in your space/on your walls, and why?

I’m not really an art person BUT I would love to make a shoutout to Aussie artist Zoe Tweedale. She did my album artwork and is supremely talented!

Fave rainy day comfort food? Or activity?

I’d love to say reading a book and drinking green tea but it’s more likely eating an entire pizza and binge-watching Nashville on Netflix.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A performer of some kind or a writer.

What was your favourite game/toy as a child?

I borrowed a friend’s Nintendo 64 for a week while they were on holidays and my sister and I played Diddy Kong racing so much we had dreams about it. Apart from that, maybe Scrabble?

What adult task would you like to get better at?

I’m not even sure I am an adult yet.

If you could spend a year studying something, what would it be?

Creative writing or film composition.

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