“How Lucky Am I?” couldn’t help but play through my head as I entered Franklin Music Hall on a Wednesday night. Hot off of the release of her debut album How To Be Human Chelsea Cutler packed out Franklin with fans eager to hear the latest songs live.
Fans have come to know and love Chelsea for her unrelenting vulnerability with her audience, creating music that is the most authentic to her. How To Be Human was written, recorded, and produced by Chelsea herself, pouring every ounce of her journey of being a young adult into an album. Upbeat and catchy, yet honest and vulnerable. That kind of relationship to your music helps foster a great connection to your fans, giving them a deeper sense of who you are as a person. And it was abundantly clear as soon as I walked into the venue that every person in that room was ready to escape the second Cutler walked on the stage.
Opening with “Are You Listening,” Chelsea came out holding nothing back and utilizing every inch of the stage to help access every eager fan in the crowd. Fans erupted in dance, singing every lyric of the latest hit back to Chelsea. The high energy did not cease when Chelsea adorned a guitar to help in the second song of the evening, “Love You More.” A back lighting set-up gave levels to the stage and kept the crowd further activated with fun and interesting visuals.
The evening was a perfect blend of exposing the new and celebrating the old. Crafted to please fans of all types, the setlist provided a number of hits from the 2018 mixtape, Sleeping With Roses II like “Cold Showers,” “310 Bowery,” and “AF1’s” and then combined them with a number of the singles off of How To Be Alive. The audience clearly very pleased with the choices in the setlist, as every body in the room could be caught singing along and erupting into dance whenever the chance was given.
Selling out shows in Boston and New York City, it’s clear that there is no stopping the momentum that Chelsea Cutler has going right now. Her fans have fostered an undying love for all that she is, and will continue to follow her as she gains success. If you’ve somehow missed out on the memo, you can listen to How To Be Human below. Keep an eye for the remainder of the How To Be Human Tour as it continues to take on the United States.