Shae Dupuy: Brave Q&A and Review

Last week I got the chance to spend some time hanging around the Gibson Guitar Lounge with Shae Dupuy. The reason for the hangout? Shae’s got a brand new EP out, it’s called Brave, it was released on October 28th and it’s outstanding!

Brave‘s seven tracks include two previously released singles, Tin Man and Drink About It and five brand new tracks all written in Nashville. Jason Barry and Jeff Johnson, two of Canada’s top producer/writers had a hand in shaping Shae’s sound this time around. My favourite track is Homewrecker, a track Shae wrote when she was 16. This EP gives us country music but there are hints of pop and rock, it gives us stories and it gives us a more mature Shae Dupuy.

We asked Shae some questions about the album, here we go!

Shae Dupuy Gibson Guitar LoungeQ) How does it feel to be releasing Brave to the world, having put so much time and work and pieces of you into it?

A) It’s SO exciting but a little nerve wracking! There’s been so much work that has gone into it and now that it’s here it feels a little surreal be finally able to share it with everyone. I just really hope people love it as much as I do!

Q) Your first EP (Breakdown) came out just over two years ago, what was the process like over that time to work on these new songs – from writing to recording and now the release of Brave?

A) I spent a lot more time of this EP than the last one. The last EP was recorded within a couple of days, but this time around I recorded the songs over a span of months and worked with multiple producers. I didn’t spend as much time writing and experimenting on the last EP as I did with this project. This time around I’m also older and have a bit more of an idea of who I am and what I want to say with my music. I think that made a huge difference in the whole process of the project.

Q) 
Are there people you want to shout out that you worked with on the EP but might not get any love from the general public?

A) All the producers, musicians, songwriters and my team that I worked with through the course of the project. A lot of people don’t realize how many people it takes to put together big projects like this! I worked very closely with a lot of people over the course of this year and none of it would have been possible without them.

Shae Dupuy Gibson Guitar LoungeQ) We got to hang out with you in London during Canadian Country Music Week. What was the weekend like for you?

A) It was so busy and I felt like I was running around from place to place every few hours. I had the best time but it’s definitely a marathon of a weekend.

Q) If you could book yourself on tour with any two other Canadian country artists, who would you want to hit the road with?

A) I’d love to tour with Wes Mack or Dallas Smith. I look up to both of those guys a lot and getting to tour with them would be so much fun. I’ve seen them both of them perform multiple times and it’s always an amazing show. I would love to work alongside them. Plus I’ve known Wes for a few years and we get along really well so getting to go out and tour with him would be an absolute blast.

Q) In 50 words or so, tell country music fans what they can expect when they sit down to listen to Brave.

A) I hope they’re going to be surprised by the newer stuff and the sounds we experimented with. There is something on the EP for everyone! Whether you like things a little bit edgy, fun and upbeat or super stripped down, there’s a lot of different sides to my songwriting and myself on this project.
My final thoughts, thanks to Shae and Dave Kirby for making my photoshoot sound so lovely and go buy this album!

You can find Shae Dupuy at these fine internet locations:
Facebook: shaedupuy
Twitter: @shaedupuy
Instagram: @shaedupuy
YouTube: officialshaedupuy
iTunes: ShaeDupuy
Spotify: ShaeDupuy
Amazon Music: ShaeDupuy
Google Play: ShaeDupuy
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Shae Dupuy: Brave Q&A and Review

Last week I got the chance to spend some time hanging around the Gibson Guitar Lounge with Shae Dupuy. The reason for the hangout? Shae’s got a brand new EP out, it’s called Brave, it was released on October 28th and it’s outstanding!

Brave‘s seven tracks include two previously released singles, Tin Man and Drink About It and five brand new tracks all written in Nashville. Jason Barry and Jeff Johnson, two of Canada’s top producer/writers had a hand in shaping Shae’s sound this time around. My favourite track is Homewrecker, a track Shae wrote when she was 16. This EP gives us country music but there are hints of pop and rock, it gives us stories and it gives us a more mature Shae Dupuy.

We asked Shae some questions about the album, here we go!

Shae Dupuy Gibson Guitar LoungeQ) How does it feel to be releasing Brave to the world, having put so much time and work and pieces of you into it?

A) It’s SO exciting but a little nerve wracking! There’s been so much work that has gone into it and now that it’s here it feels a little surreal be finally able to share it with everyone. I just really hope people love it as much as I do!

Q) Your first EP (Breakdown) came out just over two years ago, what was the process like over that time to work on these new songs – from writing to recording and now the release of Brave?

A) I spent a lot more time of this EP than the last one. The last EP was recorded within a couple of days, but this time around I recorded the songs over a span of months and worked with multiple producers. I didn’t spend as much time writing and experimenting on the last EP as I did with this project. This time around I’m also older and have a bit more of an idea of who I am and what I want to say with my music. I think that made a huge difference in the whole process of the project.

Q) 
Are there people you want to shout out that you worked with on the EP but might not get any love from the general public?

A) All the producers, musicians, songwriters and my team that I worked with through the course of the project. A lot of people don’t realize how many people it takes to put together big projects like this! I worked very closely with a lot of people over the course of this year and none of it would have been possible without them.

Shae Dupuy Gibson Guitar LoungeQ) We got to hang out with you in London during Canadian Country Music Week. What was the weekend like for you?

A) It was so busy and I felt like I was running around from place to place every few hours. I had the best time but it’s definitely a marathon of a weekend.

Q) If you could book yourself on tour with any two other Canadian country artists, who would you want to hit the road with?

A) I’d love to tour with Wes Mack or Dallas Smith. I look up to both of those guys a lot and getting to tour with them would be so much fun. I’ve seen them both of them perform multiple times and it’s always an amazing show. I would love to work alongside them. Plus I’ve known Wes for a few years and we get along really well so getting to go out and tour with him would be an absolute blast.

Q) In 50 words or so, tell country music fans what they can expect when they sit down to listen to Brave.

A) I hope they’re going to be surprised by the newer stuff and the sounds we experimented with. There is something on the EP for everyone! Whether you like things a little bit edgy, fun and upbeat or super stripped down, there’s a lot of different sides to my songwriting and myself on this project.
My final thoughts, thanks to Shae and Dave Kirby for making my photoshoot sound so lovely and go buy this album!

You can find Shae Dupuy at these fine internet locations:
Facebook: shaedupuy
Twitter: @shaedupuy
Instagram: @shaedupuy
YouTube: officialshaedupuy
iTunes: ShaeDupuy
Spotify: ShaeDupuy
Amazon Music: ShaeDupuy
Google Play: ShaeDupuy
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