Felix Snow and Chelsea Todd, the voices behind 17 Memphis, maybe new to Nashville but neither is new to the music scene. Both consider the group a natural progression from their pop collaborations. Snow, originally from Connecticut, is an award-winning platinum producer who grew up influenced by The Grateful Dead and The Beach Boys. His most recent work includes the multi-platinum single “Gold” by Kiiara, and has also written and produced for Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, and Katy Perry. Todd, a small-town girl from Texas, grew up singing Patsy Cline but later transformed her sound while creating her pop project, TYSM, with his label EFFESS Records.
A cross country road trip and a stop in Tennessee became the inspiration to kickstart the duo’s country endeavor. A fresh acoustic guitar and a Memphis hotel room would become the breeding ground of the first song written as a duo, the inspiration behind their unique name, and the beginning of a romantic relationship between the two.