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VIDEO: Chelsea Cutler's Conn. roots help bring her to Boston Calling stage

In a state where mainstream talent is difficult to be discovered, 26-year-old singer, songwriter and producer Chelsea Cutler is on her way to being a new face and representation of Connecticut and its talent.

After being discovered through SoundCloud during her time at college, Cutler, who was born and raised in Westport, Connecticut, is now signed with Mercury Records/Republic Records. The major label is home to artists like Taylor Swift, Jonas Brothers, and The Weeknd.

Connecticut Public spoke with Cutler about her story as an artist, her struggles with the industry and her identity and what it was like for her to grow up in Connecticut. She spoke while taking on one of her biggest shows in New England at the nationally-renowned music festival, Boston Calling.

"I think that when I first kinda like came out to the world as Bi, and started dating my girlfriend, I felt a huge reluctance to kind of take on any responsibility for like representing the LGBTQ community." said Cutler. "I think to an extent this came from this place of not wanting my dating life to have any impact on my identity as an artist. And think kind of like over the last five years I've really grown into this place of feeling much more of a fierce responsibility."

Chelsea's new album Stellaria, that releases on October 13th, is set to be one of her most vulnerable albums yet, as she opens up about the most authentic version of herself.

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"My advice to any young artist, no matter where they are, is to just put yourself out there on social media ... you could be in like a small town in Connecticut or you could be in Los Angeles, and with social media, you kind of have the same access to the same audience."
Chelsea Cutler

Chelsea Cutler
Ayannah Brown
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Chelsea Cutler
"I definitely think the universe was like, 'You should go do this.'"
Chelsea Cutler

Chelsea Cutler
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Connecticut Public
Chelsea Cutler

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