Shaed (stylized SHAED, pronounced "shade") is an electro-pop trio based in Washington, D.C. The group consists of lead vocalist Chelsea Lee and multi-instrumentalists Max and Spencer Ernst.
Twin siblings Max and Spencer Ernst grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, and showed an interest in music from a very young age. It was also during high school, circa 2006, that they first met vocalist Chelsea Lee. Around 2009, Lee began dating Spencer Ernst, and she signed as a solo artist with Atlantic Records.
While attending college, the twins formed a folk rock duo called The Walking Sticks. Having ended her solo contract with Atlantic Records circa 2011, Lee joined The Walking Sticks sometime after World So Bright was released. In late 2013, The Walking Sticks released their second EP, Send the Night. With this release, the group completely changed their music style, transitioning from folk rock to dream-pop.
In March 2016, The Walking Sticks changed their name to Shaed, in recognition of their new stylistic leanings. On May 18, 2018, Shaed debuted their first single from the EP, "Trampoline". The group released Melt on September 21, 2018 via Photo Finish Records. On October 30, 2018, Apple debuted their MacBook Air commercial featuring "Trampoline".
Chelsea Lee – lead vocals
Spencer Ernst – keyboards, drums, guitars, vocals
Max Ernst – keyboards, drums, guitars, vocals
Vocals, Keyboards, Drums, Guitars
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