Kasey Chambers’ New Album – Bittersweet

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KASEY CHAMBERS TO RELEASE HER NEW ALBUM BITTERSWEET OUT AUGUST 29

I had a house to myself and I had to set the tone for a productive morning of writing. I needed some inspiration and energy to get me going. I put the Kasey Chambers new album Bittersweet, into the CD player for the first time.

THE MUSIC OF KASEY CHAMBERS

I was seriously drawn into the music and its substance, it wasn’t just catchy tunes, they were stories and some of them really resonated with me.

The first two songs played, Oh Grace and Is God Real,  they really drew me in and made me stop and listen. But then, Wheelbarrow, Kasey’s first single, came on with its brassy swaying vocals mingling with a bit of banjo underneath the layers of some overdriven guitar, and boy did it get my feet tapping and head nodding. You can see what I mean by watching the video!


And I can’t forget the title track, Bittersweet. This song harks back to the ballsy, alternative country rock that flavoured seven times platinum selling Barricades & Brickwalls, it also features the well known voice of Bernard Fanning.
The thing I love about Kasey’s voice is that it’s unique, intriguing and mysterious; unlike the ‘pop’ music I often hear where everyone sounds the same.

 

The other thing that I love about Kasey is that with this Bittersweet album, she decided to depart from what’s usually expected from her and embark on a new phase in her career. You may have seen her in the past collaborating with her brother, Nash Chambers, but this time she’s gone it alone. “I wanted to have an experience making a record that I had never had before. I wanted to challenge myself and I wanted to be excited, ” she says.

 

The reason I love this attitude? It’s because this is how I love to live my life too, if you don’t challenge yourself and try new things, you’ll never know what you’re really capable of.

 

Apart from Kasey’s music, she is one of those women that inspire me because while she’s been able to win 10 APRA Awards, 10 ARIA Awards, 20 Golden Guitar Awards and nominations for 2 Americana Music Awards, she’s also managed to raise three children. Now there’s a multitasking mummy for you!

 

Kasey will premiere her new album Bittersweet at the Gympie Music Muster, followed by three intimate east coast city shows in September. Want to get a taste of the new album in person? Check out the dates here.

 

Bittersweet is Kasey’s 10th studio album and her first solo record in 4 years. The good news is that it will be released on the 29th of August, be the first to have the album and pre-order here

 

And if you’re feeling lucky, I am giving away 10 signed copies of Bittersweet!

 

 

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Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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19 Comments

  1. Wendy Hatton
    August 22, 2014 / 9:31 am

    Saw her in concert & was enthralled by her unique voice, energetic,and you’re right, gutsy sound. Would love to here this solo recording.

  2. Fiona Holmes
    August 22, 2014 / 11:06 am

    Another life time ago, I saw her in concert in Perth and would love to be able to pop her new music, turn it up loud and dance like no one is watching again!

  3. August 22, 2014 / 8:18 pm

    I think Kasey is a great story teller and that’s what makes her iconic and definitely draws me in. I think she has lived a whole heaps since her last album (she’s been through a divorce and all) so I think she’d have a lot to share.

  4. August 22, 2014 / 8:20 pm

    A great way to unwind after a long day…kids tucked in, wine in hand, Kasey playing

  5. marypreston
    August 22, 2014 / 9:03 pm

    I could do with some Kasey Chambers in my life. Grown up music is such a rarity & luxury these days.

  6. August 22, 2014 / 10:36 pm

    Her stories always make you realise something new. It’s like discovering what is right under your nose. She is very talented, whimsical and true.

  7. August 22, 2014 / 11:08 pm

    I love listening to music to help you get inspired. Kasey is one of my country faves and i love her stories. I’d love a signed copy to help inspire me x

  8. Mellie Jane
    August 22, 2014 / 11:37 pm

    We love Kasey hers was the first concert our whole family went to together even mine and hubbys parents came

  9. kookla123
    August 23, 2014 / 7:50 am

    As a mum of three girls, I’m keen to introduce them to women with natural beauty and talent (proving more difficult nowadays!) Kasey provides that.

  10. jowill
    August 23, 2014 / 11:13 am

    Her music captures the essence of country life, triumphs and tragedies. I’d love to listen to Kasey to increase my awareness of rural issues.

  11. Clinton M
    August 24, 2014 / 7:47 pm

    Because we all have those artists where we can go, “You sing it for me!” Kasey is that for me!

  12. amandagorton
    August 24, 2014 / 11:48 pm

    Regardless of how easily accessible digital downloads are, NOTHING can replace the pride and joy I have for my physical CD collection.

  13. Merryl Donn
    August 25, 2014 / 9:17 am

    I am tired of the “Frozen” soundtrack. I want to listen to some adult music.

  14. Grace
    August 26, 2014 / 2:46 pm

    I love Kasey Chambers. Will have to check out this album.

  15. August 28, 2014 / 3:45 pm

    I love Kasey and have all get albums for pretty much all the same reasons as you have listed here! And if Gympie didn’t coincide with PBEvent I’d so be there!

  16. Pauline
    August 28, 2014 / 7:34 pm

    Kasey is a unique storyteller, quirky songstress and an inspirational multitasking mum! Her trademark vocals, with her gritty country band, inject real soul into each song!

  17. Cate
    August 29, 2014 / 2:18 am

    Nothing like getting a new Kasey Chamber’s CD-playing one song over and over until you learn it…and then discovering a new favourite song…

  18. August 31, 2014 / 5:57 pm

    Love kasey Chambers. The new jazzy/bluesy song came onto the country music channel today and I had to just stop what I was doing and get up and dane like nobody was watching!

  19. July 26, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    Streaming this album now and wow, thank you. Love her voice and the storytelling is great. I’ve heard the name but haven’t checked out her music before. I’m always interested in finding more talented women in country music worthy of recognition, so thank you for this.