Exploring Shantaia’s Smouldering Release “What I Wouldn’t Do”

Female Country artist What I Wouldn't Do

It’s been over a year since we’ve been blessed with some new music from Shantaia, and I’m  excited to say that she is back and better than ever! 

After an exciting year in 2023, which included a single deal with Universal Music Canada (UMC) and five SCMA nominations, Shantaia is back with a smouldering new sound on her latest single “What I Wouldn’t Do”.

A Review of the Song

When listening to this song, all I want to do is bob my head and groove along to the soulful essence. 

This track is classy and catchy with pronounced, beautifully delivered lyrics and a slow-paced tempo that evokes a genuine soul-country vibe. 

If you’ve listened to any of Shantaia’s other music, then you know she’s skilled at creating melodies and catchy choruses … It’s safe to say that this song continues to demonstrate that talent!  

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It’s a beautiful song with a deep message about love that is easy to connect with.

The track is paired with the release of a stunning music video where Shantaia brings her new sound to life as she enters an unstoppable new chapter of her music career. Watch it below! 

Watch the Music Video for “What I Wouldn’t Do” 

How the Song was Created 

“What I Wouldn’t Do” oozes with creative confidence, which makes sense considering Shantaia co-wrote the song with longtime collaborator Ryan Sorestad and Grammy Award winner Curt Chambers. 

Shantaia explains, “I brought Curt in with Brad Hill to produce the track with me, and it was a recipe for greatness. Brad has worked on Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Kameron Marlow and more, and Curt has worked with and played for Dr Dre, Eminem, Alicia Keys, T-Pain, Jelly Roll and more. These two producers, coming from different sides of the music world, really brought my vision to life.” 

The song was inspired by renowned artists Chris Stapelton and Maren Morris, with the goal of perfectly blending soul and country with a heartfelt love message that anyone listening could relate to. (p.s. It accomplishes that!). 

“It’s been over a year since I’ve released music and now it’s finally here. I took this time to figure out exactly what I wanted to say, but more importantly, how I wanted to say it,” Shantaia shares. “This new sound is something I’ve always wanted to do but didn’t know if I should. I think as artists we’re scared to play outside the box, but now I’m more excited than ever about taking risks.” 

Listen to “What I Wouldn’t Do”

Keep an eye (and an ear) out for Shantaia this Summer! 

The reigning SCMA Female Artist of the Year, Shantaia, has gathered over 4.6 million streams to date and has had her music charted across country radio.

With a stage presence as captivating as her soulful vocals, Shantaia has played festivals across Canada and the US, toured with The Washboard Union and opened for names such as; Kane Brown, Chris Lane, Ryan Hurd, Emerson Drive, Charlie Major and more.

With a jam packed summer on the horizon, Shantaia will be bringing her captivating sound to festival and concert stages across the country, such as Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Living Skies Music Festival, Boots and Hearts and many more.

Shantaia’s music is as unforgettable as her name, and she is keeping her foot on the gas in 2024 as “What I Wouldn’t Do” was definitely worth the wait! 

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Lily Braendle a Front Porch Music Contributor
Lily Braendle

A seasoned concertgoer and festival enthusiast who was raised on country music. With passions for writing, storytelling, marketing and content creation.

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