Moranbah-based singer, songwriter and musician Casey Marie began sharing her music online when she was only 15 years old. Almost four years later, following her first tour across Queensland, she opens up about vulnerability and honesty in her songwriting.
Casey Marie’s second EP ‘Demons’ was released in February this year and immediately after, her first tour across Queensland kicked off. The Demons mini-tour saw Casey travel to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast making stops in Mackay, Rockhampton, Mooloolaba and Maroochydore, and finally finishing in her hometown of Moranbah. Most recently, Casey was featured on the Sunshine Coast’s BalconyTV performing the title track from her EP Demons.
She’s described her EP as “soul-bearing” and a very personal project for her. Casey’s raw and honest lyrics create transparency between herself and her listeners. “I know personally how much better I feel when I share a problem with others,” says Casey. “It’s a really nice feeling when people tell me they can relate to one of my songs. I think it helps us to realise we aren’t in this alone and we shouldn’t be ashamed or afraid to talk about our problems.”
“For me, music as a creative outlet is very therapeutic. I’ve used songwriting as a way of coping with challenges and expressing my feelings.” says Casey. “For a start it was a challenge to be so expressive in songwriting as I wasn’t confident enough for people to listen. However, as I’ve grown stronger, I’ve taken control of my emotions and I’m more than happy to share my music.”
After learning to play guitar in high school and discovering her voice Casey began songwriting and discovered exactly what she wanted from music. “I always had a passion for music but the dream didn’t come about until I started singing. My ultimate goal is to play international gigs and perform for massive crowds.” says Casey.
Casey Marie is truly on the rise with Australian and European radio stations consistently playing her single ‘Demons,’ and supporting household names such as Busby Marou, The Angels, Shannon Noll & Pete Murray at Australian music festivals. She says “It’s so exciting to support these artists! Sometimes I have to pinch myself when these kinds of opportunities come up, just to make sure I’m not dreaming.”
Not only is Casey’s single Demons worth a listen, the entire EP is. To hear her passionate, blues and folk music, heavily inspired by artists such as Sarah Blasko, Shaun Kirk and Angus and Julia Stone you can look for Casey Marie on Spotify, iTunes & Apple Music, Soundcloud and BalconyTV. You can catch her next performance at Gracemere Hotel – Saturday 15th October, Glenmore Tavern – Friday 21st October or Keppel Bay Sailing Club Yeppoon – October 23.”
By Chloe Chomicki
See more interviews by Chloe in Artgaze Magazine Issue #17 ‘Rebirth’.
Author Bio: I am a James Cook University student studying a Batchelor of Multimedia Journalism in Townsville. When I am not studying or working I love to write, read, and cook. I have a keen interest in video journalism and hope to write a book one day.