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 CCMA and the CMAOntario 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, authentic and leave the listener wanting more.
Heading back into the recording studio is both exciting and stressful to 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.”
For her most recent releases, Dupuy has been in the studio with producer, Derek Wells (Maren Morris, Maddie & Tae, Scotty McCreery). She says working with Wells has been wonderful because he understands and works with the artist to find and nurture their unique sound. He also understands Dupuy’s request to record her music with live session musicians and not with synthetic instruments. The Official Music Video for her latest single ‘Selfish’ was released on January 1st, 2021, with a third studio album scheduled for later in 2021.