Suddenly The Sky Erupts: A SHAED Live Review



Chelsea Lee and brothers Spencer and Max Ernst spend nearly every moment of every day together. When they aren’t living together, they’re in the studio or on the road touring with their band, SHAED. For them, it’s getting to experience the world with their best friends, and their fall headlining tour is no exception.

The band has spent a bit of time on various stages in the Chicagoland area this year, especially festivals such as Lollapalooza and 101WKQX Piqniq. Their current single, “Trampoline”, has made its way to Top 40 radio and they recently released a remix of the song featuring Zayn. On the third night of their North American tour, the audience at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall got to see the high-rising act for potentially the last time at such an intimate venue.

Lee made her way to the stage first, standing out from the darkness in a hot pink jacket and matching pants. The Ernsts were silhouetted against their color-changing LED lighting in matching black jumpsuits and Doc Martens. They share the stage seamlessly, playing off of each other’s energy and moving from one instrument to the next.

It’s the constant smiles that stand out the most. There isn’t a moment during their set where one of them isn’t smiling. Smiling at each other, at the crowd, to themselves; there’s no denying that being on stage is where they are at their happiest.

That kind of energy radiated through the crowd, from the front row to the balcony. They sang back every lyric, danced through every song and embraced the people next to them like they were old friends. It was the kind of energy that is hard to come by,

SHAED continues to prove that they are steps ahead of their musical peers and show no sign of slowing down. The crowd in Chicago will gladly agree: SHAED live is a must-see.