It’s been 20 years since Kasey Chambers released her debut solo album, and she admits she has some mixed feelings about it.
“Some days I can’t believe it’s been 20 years, and then other times it feels like 100 years,” she tells Mamamia.
Now 41 years old and a mum of three – sons Talon, 15, and Arlo, 10, and daughter Poet, six – Kasey says she’s done a lot of growing up over the past two decades.
“I was a teenager when I wrote The Captain, and I was such a different person,” she says.
“I’m such a different person now than I was two years ago. Sometimes I think I have it all figured out, and then I’m like, ‘I don’t know what the f*** I was doing last year.'”
As she’s gotten older, Kasey says she’s learnt to be a lot more relaxed about the things that don’t really matter.
“I think I care a little bit less… I try to do the best that I can, but I f*** it up a lot as well. But that’s all part of the journey,” she admits.
“Don’t let your mistakes and your f*** ups define you… You’ve got to make some mistakes and some bad decisions to find happiness.”