THERE is no way to define Kasey Chambers and that’s exactly how she likes it.
Kasey’s genre-bending melodies have seen her delve into the worlds of pop, country and alternative music.
Her almost gothic-like melodies and husky yet ethereal voice diversify Kasey’s records to appeal to her wide range of adoring and loyal fans.
In other upbeat songs, you can hear her smiling and laughing along with her melodies and collaborators to make for light and refreshing tracks.
‘‘To be honest, I just do my own thing,’’ she said.
‘‘I love being a part of the country music industry.
‘‘I’ll always promote country music, encourage up and coming artists and I do workshops at the Country Music Academy.
‘‘But I do my own thing and help out where I can.’’
Kasey’s no-nonsense, unapologetic, yet optimistic aura has seen her travel through some of life’s toughest challenges.
Yet, still to this day, her hard-working ethos and quirky creativity has given her the ability to transform her every day experiences into songs we have all come to know and love.
Her career continues to survive the digital revolution and her lyrics resonate with audiences from her early days to newcomers.
‘‘I’m a firm believer that you make your own luck,’’ she said.
‘‘I don’t always get it right.
‘‘But I’ll always wake up tomorrow.
‘‘I’m a big believer in choices – you choose your own happiness.
‘‘It can be difficult to find but at the end of the day you’re in charge.
‘‘I honestly think the artists who have been the most successful with long-standing careers are the ones who don’t worry about what others think.
‘‘I’m not even trying to make a point with my songs.’’
There’s enormous variation in the themes Kasey tackles through her music.
From self-awareness, confidence, religion, parenting and relationships, her ability to continually engage with her legions of listeners has proven to be pivotal in her longevity.
‘‘Being a musician was inevitable,’’ she said.
‘‘I actually always just wanted to be a mum. And the two were always going to go hand-in-hand for me.
‘‘I didn’t want to give up one for the other. I made it work.’’