Multi-Platinum, American trio SHAED has announced the title and release date for their highly anticipated debut album. High Dive is set for release on May 14th via Photo Finish Records and is available for PRE-ORDER HERE. SHAED – who has amassed over 2 BILLION streams worldwide – has also released their new single “Part Time Psycho” today, featuring guest vocals from fellow #1 Alternative Chart musician and producer Two Feet. Stream the track HERE, and watch the music video HERE.
The trio has teamed up with mental health organisation Teen Line – who provides support, resources, and hope to young people through a helpline of professionally trained teen counsellors, and works to de-stigmatise and normalise mental health through outreach programs – and will be donating a portion of proceeds from album sales and pre-order bundles.
“All of us are part time psychos. Feeling anxiety, pressure, confusion, and sadness is normal. But bottling these feelings up can be dangerous. It’s ok to admit when you’re struggling. It’s ok to feel a little psycho. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. And you never will be. We hope that sharing this song about our own struggles helps normalise the ups and downs we all experience, and sparks more conversation about mental health.” – SHAED
“SHAED sent me this song and I loved it. The production and songwriting caught my ear right away. That same day I sang my part on it and sent it back over. They’re all super talented and easy to work with and this song came together quickly like a charm.” – Two Feet
“Part Time Psycho” follows recent album tracks “No Other Way” and “Once Upon A Time” and further highlights both the elective nature of High Dive and the album’s profound meaning to the band. The album also features their huge, global, breakout smash Trampoline which features ZAYN and was the tune on Apple’s MacBook Air ad. The video has had over 59 million views (see here) and even the lyric video has had over 34 million (see here).
At the top of 2020 SHAED found themselves with a completely different set of songs, music written on the road in 2018 and 2019 while supporting “Trampoline.” Feeling pressured to follow-up their first commercial hit, the band spent any free moment working with renowned songwriters and producers all around the globe. As the global pandemic struck, like so many others, the trio – Chelsea Lee, her husband Spencer Ernst and his twin brother Max Ernst – found themselves cancelling plans and in one singular space for the first time in years. With a moment to finally pause, SHAED discovered that what would have been their debut album no longer felt personal or genuine.
As the world continued to be turned upside-down, the band scrapped everything they had written and started from scratch. Throughout the remainder of 2020, SHAED recorded and produced High Dive in their home studio, digging deep into the anxiety, depression, and fear that the pandemic brought on.
“It took us a minute to start writing again given the state of the world and the tremendous anxiety of not knowing what the future would hold, but once we got our bearings, music started flowing out of us. We wrote about every feeling we were experiencing – feeling depressed, feeling lost, finding confidence, feeling unhinged, mourning loss, and feeling hopeful. In this process we wrote the most honest music we have ever created.” – SHAED
SHAED’s debut album High Dive is due out May 14th via Photo Finish Records, and is available for pre-order HERE. New single “Part Time Psycho (ft. Two Feet)” is out today, stream the track HERE and watch the music video HERE. High Dive also features strings across the entire album, performed by FAME’S Macedonian Symphonic Orchestra, and co-directed by the band and composer Jherek Bischoff (Brian Eno, Angel Olsen).
The band have had over 2 billion streams combined across all their releases, have been featured in a variety of publications including USA Today, NY Times, Nylon, Variety, Time, Rolling Stone and performed at Margot Robbie’s CHANEL party (pictured in Vogue here).
For all up-to-date information on SHAED stay tuned to www.shaedband.com