Missguided Discovered: Chelcee Grimes
Music, football and life in lockdown
We caught up with singer, songwriter and footballer Chelcee Grimes to talk about her experience in lockdown, her favourite career moments and the debut single Temporary, with her new group Vize Verza.
Chelcee also writes songs with other artists and has worked with the likes of Dua Lipa, Zara Larsson, Jonas Blue, Tom Walker, Kesha and more.
As if that wasn’t enough, the Liverpool born artist is also a passionate footballer, who spends her weekends playing for Tranmere Rovers Ladies FC.
Read the full interview with Chelcee Grimes below.
Chelcee Grimes Q+A
How have you been finding lockdown?
I’ve actually loved it, waaaay more than I should, I moved back to Liverpool & bought my first home so I’ve been keeping busy with all of that as well as joining a new football team (Tranmere Rovers) & signing a new record deal with ULTRA records in a new project with my 2 friends “VIZE VERZA”
How have you found the transition of working as a solo artist to working with Vize Verza?
It’s been honestly so so enjoyable. Usually everything from the first lyric to the guitar sound & the drums we use is always my decision and if it doesn’t do well it’s really all down to you. Whereas now its such a collaboration, we all thrive in different aspects of making a record, it’s the perfect combo.
“Vize Verza is such a collaboration, we all thrive in different aspects of making a record, it’s the perfect combo.”Chelcee Grimes on her new group Vize Verza
You are obviously VERY busy with your football career & music, any top tips on finding a balance between work and social life?
Be able to function on not much sleep! Haha, honestly sometimes it’s all a bit mad and I feel like it’s not possible to be doing everything I set out for that week, but if there’s a will, there’s a way! I just do what I want and what makes me happy and the football side of things lets me still express myself in a different way. I really have the best of both worlds. I’m enjoying every second!
“I just do what I want and what makes me happy and the football side of things lets me still express myself in a different way.”Chelcee Grimes
What song are you proudest of and why?
That’s such a hard questions because my first song that put me on the “map” as a songwriter was a Kylie Minogue song and that will forever hold a special place in my heart. It allowed me to become and achieve what I have done so far… but I also love the song I wrote with Dua lipa on her new album “Love Again”. But ask me next week and my answer might change.
How do you spend a day off?
I play ALOT of PlayStation games!! (mainly FIFA). I’ve recently been taking driving lessons too, but honestly just water my plants, play PlayStation, take a shower, put on fresh pyjamas and eat a lot. Isn’t that what a day off is all about?
What were your favourite teenage albums?
I was obsessed with lady Gaga – The FAME! That album made me want to write music. Beyoncé, Pussycat Dolls and April Lavigne were also some of my favourites. Katy Perry – Teenage dream turned 10 YEARS OLD a few weeks ago and I literally could have cried. It felt like yesterday when i was commuting down to London with that album on full blast DREAMING of writing songs!
What’s your most surreal career moment?
I performed for the Liverpool FC players at the after-party of the Champions League final in Madrid and was just pinching myself. Performing for MY TEAM whilst they brought in the cup. It was honestly a moment I still think isn’t real and I made it all up. But I have a picture with Steven Gerrard from it. So it must be real!
Quickfire questions 🔥
- Favourite comfort food? ANYTHING WITH CHEESE
- What tv show are you binge watching? Selling Sunset
- What do you order at the bar? Cosmo or Passion fruit Martini.
- 3 wardrobe staples? Vans, a hoody & a good pair of jeans
- Favourite city you have visited? If I’m not allowed to say Liverpool, I’d have to say LA, or Berlin. Both for different reasons but both I love them both.
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