Folk/Pop Singer and Songwriter

Shelbie on SoundBetter

Just your friendly neighborhood songwriter! Looking to connect and collaborate with likeminded artists who love to create.

Hey! It's Shelbie, I'm a singer/songwriter from Denver, Colorado leaping into the world of production. During the global pandemic of 2020, I was finishing my junior year of college getting ready to go into my last year, feeling conflicted with my career of choice. Because of this, I began writing songs again to process everything I was going through. Being able to heal again through the form of music and writing has been such a blessing in the times we're going through. Needless to say, I'm going back to school this fall to pursue my B.S and M.S concurrently, in music production and music business, I couldn't be happier! My goal is to share my songwriting and vocal abilities here on SoundBetter and as I continue to grow in production skills while school, I can't wait to share those techniques as well when I feel up to the challenge. I'm hoping to grow over the next few years in all aspects and to be able to pursue projects that I feel deeply connected to. I'd love to hear what you have to offer!

IMPORTANT: I will retain rights to ANY songwriting (lyrics and/or melody) percentages to be determined case-by-case, and registered with my ASCAP info. Use of my name for any reason other writing services is not permitted unless discussed prior to placing/accepting a job.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.



  • English

Interview with Shelbie

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: My first song I released last year, it's called "Pretend Happy" I wrote this song in my childhood bedroom in the Summer of 2020 when I was at the lowest I'd ever been mentally. For this song I found my producer of that song on TikTok believe it or not. To me, it captured everything I was feeling during the pandemic while also trying to look on the positive side of things. You can experience the positive side of things with the bubblegum pop sound that makes you want to dance, however I wanted that to contradict the sadness and reality of the lyrics. Writing that song was cathartic in a way that I wasn't expecting it to move me in a way that pushed me to pursue music again. I'm proud of it motivating me to try again, it's been so worth it.

  3. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  4. A: If this is for a track and you need lyrics- what were you thinking when you made this track? did you have an artist you were inspired by? any themes or elements that you thought of as you went a long? If you could summarize what you want people to experience from this song what would it be in a sentence. If you're looking for a melody- Do you have an overall vibe you're going for? Any artists that you are inspired by for this melody? Any type of themes or ideas that you want to sing/write about? If you're looking for a singer- contact me with any info about your song/piece. Details upon use of my name will be discussed during conversation, it's a case by case basis. I can't wait to hear about your track!

  5. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  6. A: Just be as honest and detailed as you can. I want to know the backstory, the nitty gritty as some might say. I want to know anything that will help me execute your song in a way that you envision but is also realistic, captivating, and has the music tell a story even if it isn't explicitly being told.

  7. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  8. A: I graduated college in 2021 with a B.A in Theatre Arts: Secondary Education Emphasis. While I was attending school, I was pursuing Musical Theatre, and unfortunately I stopped loving the thing that once brought me a lot of joy. I started wondering how on earth am I supposed to teach this to students when I don't even love it myself. Although it still holds a dear place in my heart and I still sing Musical Theatre every now and then, I've shifted my focus to songwriting and production. I've been writing songs since I was around eleven years old, I'm twenty-two now, but I've been pursuing it professionally for the past two years.

  9. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  10. A: I'd say my biggest inspirations are Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, Ed Sheeran, and Adele. Just to name a few. With Taylor, it feels like I've grown up with her and seeing all of the genre experimenting she has done really shows how you don't need to be connected to genre in order to make music that you enjoy. With Celine, she was the artist I would try and emulate the most as a kid, her 90's hits were always on repeat in our house and she is just a marvel to the music industry. With Ed and Adele, the passion and emotion they put into their music is something I hope I can portray within my own music at least half as much as they can. When I listen to their art, I'm in a different realm, planet, time zone, whatever it may be, and creating that type of environment is a solitude not many people have.

  11. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  12. A: The most common type of work is songwriting. Songwriting is the art form that I find myself connecting to the most when listening to music. It doesn't matter if it's a effervescent disco pop song or a Bon Iver inspired folk song- there is always something to feel, learn, and connect to within the lyrics.

Pretend Happy by Shelbie

I was the Songwriter & Singer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Taylor Swift
  • Julia Michaels
  • Adele
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Presonus Studio One 5
  • Presonus Audiobus USB 96
  • Presonus M7
  • Akaii Professional MPK Mini MKII
  • Splice
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