Kasey sit­ting pretty

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Music - Sara Fitz­patrick

SHE still has mo­ments when she feels “not pretty enough” but for the most part Kasey Cham­bers has learnt to let the bad stuff go.

The love­able girl of coun­try-roots – who was catch­ing up on wash­ing when we spoke – has been through di­vorce, vo­cal surgery and a rick­ety road to self-dis­cov­ery and has come out of it all a stronger woman.

With a new num­ber one al­bum un­der her belt – her fifth num­ber one record – the Aussie dar­ling is in a good place.

“I re­ally didn’t think I’d be a 40-year-old woman in the mu­sic in­dus­try bring­ing out a dou­ble al­bum and it go­ing to num­ber one,” Cham­bers said.

“Five num­ber ones are a re­ally nice thing to list on your bio but for me each al­bum is so dif­fer­ent and they all be­long to a whole lot of dif­fer­ent heartache that went into that record – or the op­po­site, there’s a whole lot of joy that goes into it.

“I guess it’s a lit­tle bit like with kids: If one kid does well at school it doesn’t take the shine off the next kid get­ting some­thing.”

Cham­bers said there was def­i­nitely more heartache than joy in Dragon­fly but she re­mained a happy per­son.

“I’m very pos­i­tive and up­beat and it fills up my soul to be around a lot of peo­ple with fun and hap­pi­ness and I try cre­ate that as much as I can in my life but those aren’t the times I want to write songs,” she said.

“I’ve been through di­vorce and that was hard, but dis­cov­er­ing my­self as a sin­gle par­ent af­ter di­vorce was the hard­est part.”

New track, Ain’t No Lit­tle Girl, writ­ten two-and-a half years ago, af­ter her di­vorce and be­fore surgery, sums up Cham­bers’ trans­for­ma­tion.

“I feel like that song has changed my life and helped me to be­come the per­son that I am,” she said.

“When I wrote it, I never sang it, never played it, never even thought it would make an al­bum and then af­ter surgery – and af­ter I started to dis­cover who I was on my own – I just started growing into it.

“Now I feel it’s the most im­por­tant song I’ve ever writ­ten for me and it’s the most pow­er­ful song I play ev­ery night.”

Kasey Cham­bers.

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