Chelsea Cutler - AF1s
On "AF1s" from her new album "Sleeping With Roses II", Chelsea Cutler has written an endearing love letter to a love lost with a soft, wavy sound blending in acoustic guitar led by her sweet voice. The song has a laid-back, personal feel, and is named for the shoes in the lyric: "loosening Nike laces on our AF1s". Chelsea wrote on Instagram: "I know I say this about every song but AF1s is seriously the most important thing I've written in my life. I've never created something quite like this one – it's so honest in its imagery and unapologetic in its nostalgia.
Nike Air Force Ones are kinda representative of the whole SWR (Sleeping With Roses) era to me. I've performed in them, made amazing friends in them, have stumbled home drunk and alone at 3am in them. Crazy how a pair of sneakers can be a symbol of everything I've done and felt in the last ten months since leaving college.
I wrote AF1s in a bathroom of a shared green room in Ottawa, Canada, recording my ideas with Apple headphones and then did most of the production on the plane back to the US. [I] finished it later with Andy Seltzer and couldn't be more excited for it to finally come out. This is how some of the best ideas happen and come to fruition. Not in studios or in writing rooms but in crowded shared green rooms and on tiny propeller planes."