Shae Dupuy Interview: New Single, Forthcoming EP, and Love of Coffee
Thank you so much for talking with us! Tell us about your new single, "Black and White." "Black and White" was me overthinking and romanticizing a breakup where nothing went wrong. It was just two people who weren't meant to be, and I desperately wanted someone to blame to make it an easier pill to swallow.
Where do you draw inspiration from when writing? My inspiration almost always comes from relationships.
What was the best piece of advice you've ever been given about pursuing a career in music? Don't let rejection make you jaded and never be anything but delightful to work with.
What has changed in your life between recording your last EP and this one? A lot of growing, in life and in my songwriting!
What can we expect from your forthcoming EP? The next EP will have lots of songs covering all the messy emotions of falling in love, losing it, and what learning to love again after heartbreak feels like.
What is your favorite dish to cook? French Toast!
How do you drink your coffee? With lots of cream or oat milk.
Where is your favorite place to eat in your hometown? The Old Marina Restaurant on Pushlinch Lake
What's your favorite fast-food chain? Five Guys Burgers and Fries
If you could be sponsored by one food/drink brand, who would it be and why? Old Smoky Moonshine, because it's my favorite thing to drink.
About Shae Dupuy: A recognized singer-songwriter from Canada, Shae Dupuy, has been splitting her time between Nashville and her home territory, Toronto, Ontario, over the last two years so that she can focus her efforts on writing and recording new music. Showing an interest in music at an early age, Dupuy took vocal and guitar lessons at the age of eight, leading her to attend a specialized arts high school. The relatively unknown artist earned a name for herself in Canada when she released her first-ever single, “Grandpa’s Truck,” which garnered attention from CMT Canada, who named her a “Fresh Face Artist.” The momentum continued to grow for the ever-evolving artist, who has since garnered multiple nominations from the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) for her songs, "Tin Man" and "Drink About It." Shortly after the release of her second EP, Brave, in 2016, she received a CCMA nomination for ‘Interactive Artist of the Year” in 2017. Since moving to Nashville to immerse herself in the city’s songwriting scene, Dupuy has written a catalog of songs for her forthcoming full-length project, as well as songs for other artists. Her new music displays cultured vocal expression, storytelling, and a strong sense of identity and conviction, both as an artist and as a person. Dupuy has performed at multiple festivals, including some of Canada’s top festivals at Cavendish Beach and Lucknow’s Music in the Fields. In 2018, Dupuy headed on her first tour, where she performed in multiple cities from coast to coast across Canada. To learn more about Shae, follow her journey via her Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, or visit https://www.shaedupuy.com/