There’s hardly a songstress who has that magical ability to tug at heartstrings with every single release like Chelsea Cutler can. The Connecticut native further teases her debut LP (coming Jan 2020) with a mellow single with Alexander 23, titled ‘Lucky’. Simple, heartfelt lyrics complement laidback and slow production in this stunning love ballad.
Chelsea’s charismatic voice is accompanied by the most inconspicuously harmonic guitar riff, soon followed by a feature from her collaborator. The instrumental production only comes to life in the latter half of the song, when a short drop boasts violin-like melodies crooning amidst a slow backdrop of future bass beats.
Yet, what stands out in this tune is not the production or the instrumentation, but the vocals and lyrics instead. Expressing her gratitude for that special someone, Chelsea sings ‘how lucky am I to love someone like you?’
As with most songs of hers, this one has a special meaning too. In an extended description of the song over Twitter, Chelsea writes: “despite the pain of losing my best friend, I will always feel so lucky to have loved and been loved like that.” It’s this very authenticity in her story which is clearly evident throughout the two and a half minutes of ‘Lucky’.