Fresh from being named Western Australia Country Music‘s songwriter of the year, Perth musician Julie Kember will release her new album Million Lives on Friday 12 April.

With critical acclaim, chart success and awards aplenty, it is hard not to see the Australian songstress as a bona fide overachiever. The beating heart of all her wild success is wonderful music that touches the soul. Built around her gorgeous sound and mesmerising voice, Kember’s songs are majestically poetic, vivid and relatable. Her passion for music has been her passport to tour the world. From Tamworth and Boyup Brook, to Nannup and Nashville, Julie Kember’s music is at home anywhere it touches the ground.

Capturing her story in all its globetrotting glory, Kember is proud and excited to announce her album, Million Lives. As the title implies, Kember has woven her experiences throughout the album, documenting her trials and triumphs over the years through honeyed melodies and honest yet inviting lyrics. The album’s track, Lived A Million Lives, is wonderfully autobiographical. Driving the song is the same power that fuels much of Kember’s work, life and love.

With a WAM Award for Outstanding Regional Artist, and several coveted WA Country Music Awards in her trophy cabinet (including 2019 WA Songwriter of the Year at Boyup Brook Country Music Festival), it would be easy for people to assume Kember is a country music specialist. Alas, the multi-talented songwriter is better known for a more sophisticated, nuanced sound. Incorporating the best aspects of blues, soul, folk and pop, her music is versatile and creative – expanding beyond one style into a wondrous new style all its own. Sewn throughout all of Kember’s deeply personal songs, this beautiful uniqueness is what makes Million Lives an exceptional work of art.

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