BITTERSWEET: Major changes in her life have brought a new dimension to the music and lyrics of country music star Kasey Chambers.
BITTERSWEET: Major changes in her life have brought a new dimension to the music and lyrics of country music star Kasey Chambers. Contributed

Country queen back for more

KASEY Chambers says she has formed a new approach to both life and music, which is reflected in her latest album Bittersweet, after experiencing divorce, initiation into the world of single motherhood and vocal surgery over the last few years.

Bittersweet is the first album her brother Nash hasn’t produced.

“I had to take on a whole new world after divorce, being a single mother of three and just having to change my whole life around; not just logistically but change my whole approach to life around which obviously affects what you do in a creative sense as well,” she said.

“So I started approaching song-writing in a bit of a different way and then I wanted this record to really reflect that, like a new side of myself that … I knew that side was there, but I just didn’t know how to really release it.

“So I got a new producer and we went to a new studio, got all new musicians.

“We’ve managed to win some really awesome awards and sell a lot of records and all those sorts of things, but to be honest I feel like I got what I needed out of my record even the day before it was released, because it was sort of a whole new approach for me and just a real growing point in my life, and anything that happened there from then on was a bonus.”

Drop in

See Kasey Chambers perform at Moonee Beach Tavern on Saturday, May 7.

For tickets ($45), visit mooneebeach tavern.com.au.



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