Shae Dupuy focuses on telling the good, the bad and the messy sides of healing from a broken heart; “I want to embrace all the parts of the end of a relationship that people don’t want to talk about when moving on, but are a necessity in the healing process.”
Dupuy has been compared to a country version of Lana Del Ray, but she doesn’t want to put herself into a box, as she “hears herself differently” and is just simply following her inner unapologetic songwriter. She wants her music to be relatable as “having someone tell me that it made them feel heard” confirms that she is on the right track.
Dupuy is a strong and kaleidoscopic musician with the determination to bring her talents as an artist, vocalist, and songwriter to new levels. Her vocal stylings reflect her love of country music with inspiration drawn from talents like Maren Morris and Donavan Woods while having earned her nominations from both the Canadian Country Music Association and the Country Music Association of Ontario Awards.
Following the success of her first two studio EPs, Breakdown and Brave, the Cambridge, Ontario artist headed south to Nashville, immersing herself in the city’s vibrant songwriting scene. It is there that Dupuy has strengthened her art of storytelling and songwriting with a full catalogue of songs for her next recording project.
While her previous EPs were bordering on the Country Pop spectrum, Dupuy is moving forward into a more Country Americana sound, bringing her back to her roots and her love of storytelling. She originally pursued music as a way to tell honest-to-a-fault stories that are savoury and authentic and leave the listener wanting more.
Heading back into the recording studio is both exciting and stressful for Dupuy. Writing the song is one thing, but recording it brings it to life and gives it a greater sense of permanence: “It’s exciting seeing the song brought to life, but it can be stressful to know that once the song is recorded, that’s it and there’s not much that can be changed. It makes it immortal, in a sense.”