"Changing one's direction isn't always easy but it's necessary to grow. ... With her debut single as Carlsea out now, she's ready to show the world what she is capable of."

— Kendra Beltran

New Directions for Carlsea

ZO Magazine; by Kendra Beltran

January 03, 2023

"Changing one's direction isn't always easy but it's necessary to grow.  Carlsea had a whole different name and sound when she started out.  Over time she's evolved into the singer-songwriter she is today.  With her debut single as Carlsea out now she's ready to show the world what she is capable of." 

Flanders' Carlsea offers new electro-pop sound in latest single

Mount Olive Chronicle; by Phil Garber

March 29, 2018

"Get ready for Carlsea, the 2018 re-branding of Flanders singer and songwriter Chelsea Carlson.  The 25-year-old said she has moved from a largely, rock agenda to a more modern, electronic and pop sound.  Her inspirations include such international stars as Aurora, Lorde, Sia, and Christina Perri." 

Interview with Carlsea

Jersey Indie; by Sonia Schnee

February 08, 2018

"Northern NJ singer-songwriter Carlsea (aka Chelsea Carlson) has taken on a new sound – and a new stage name – with the release of her upcoming single, "Windows."  Read about her exciting transformation, and Coffeehouse Tour of New Jersey."

Maria's Local Radar: Chelsea Carlson

The Aquarian Weekly | by Maria Ciezak

May 04, 2016

"I am diving deep into her new album and personally find it flawless...The lyrics on her tracks are powerful, dark, light, and catchy; a perfect combination for fans to fall head over heads in love."

LISTEN TO: Chelsea Carlson

Loudlight News

April 25, 2016

"Chelsea managed to combine the best of the new and old music to forge her own style; with serious old rock and blues influences, the album is pure bliss."

Signaled Out: Chelsea Carlson's "Belong"


March 16, 2016

"Chelsea Carlson tells us the moving story behind her new single 'Belong' which is also a track that is featured on her recently released debut album, 'The Broken Road.'"

Chelsea Carlson streams new single, "Belong"

Planet Stereo

February 25, 2016

"As a vulnerable, raw, stripped-down approach to her regular sound, 'Belong' is a powerful release, showcasing Carlson's impressive vocals."

Exclusive! "The Broken Road" by Chelsea Carlson

Songwriting Magazine

February 15, 2016

"This week’s Monday exclusive is another whole album, as Songwriting premieres The Broken Road. It’s the debut full-length from Chelsea Carlson, a New Jersey-based artist whose particular brand of folk- and country-tinged rock has already seen her win a Jersey Acoustic Music (JAM) award for Top New Female Act."

Artist Profile - Chelsea Carlson

Jersey Indie | Patricia Rogers

February 01, 2016

"Chelsea! Chelsea! The crowd at Hat City Kitchen could not get enough of her at her mega CD release party last month."

New Jersey folk- rock songstress Chelsea Carlson premieres “Lost In Love”

Groundsounds | Jon Berrien

January 20, 2016

"Featured on the project and premiering exclusively on GroundSounds is the fresh new track “Lost In Love,” it’s a powerful song, full of emotion and pure sonic goodness."

Flanders singer/songwriter offers first full CD

Mount Olive Chronicle | Phil Garber

January 20, 2016

"Chelsea Carlson...the 23-year-old Flanders singer/songwriter is a rocker in the vein of Grace Potter or, reaching back, Led Zepplin."

Listen To Folk Singer-Songwriter Chelsea Carlson’s Track “Cherry Blossom”

Elmore Magazine

January 05, 2016

"'Cherry Blossom', a track off the upcoming record, is the perfect introduction to Chelsea’s style, encouraging listeners from the get-go to relax with its soft, lullaby-like guitar opening...forming a cohesively classic folk-rock track from a young and ambitious singer-songwriter."

INTERVIEW: Chelsea CarlsonD

The Music Rag

December 30, 2015

An interview with Chelsea Carlson about the release of "The Broken Road."

INTERVIEW: Chelsea Carlson

Vents Magazine | RJ Frometa

December 18, 2015

An interview with Chelsea Carlson about the release of "The Broken Road."

New Genius On The Block: Chelsea Carlson – “Cherry Blossom”

Audio Fuzz | Phil King

December 14, 2015

"Carlson has taken singer/songwriter to a new level.  Her songs have that innocence of early Mitchell with that blueish sound of Plant and Waters.  Carlson can easily lay her hat with greatest.  Impressive sound all around."

Jersey girl Chelsea Carlson is ready to rock Bradenton

Ticket Sarasota | Wade Tangelo

October 03, 2013

"“Ain’t Done Yet,” finds her singing with assured power over a propulsive rhythm section, hot guitar licks and churchy organ...The results are chilling."

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