At the start of 2018 Central Coast singer-songwriter Chelsea Berman released an impressive debut EP, Better Than Ever. She’d already made her mark in country music, though, winning the Homegrown Songwriting Competition in 2015 and the Central Coast Country Music Festival Busking Competition in 2013, and becoming a finalist in the Australian Songwriters Association Songwriting Competition in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Since then she’s been writing songs with artists such as Troy Kemp, Matt Scullion Chelsea Basham, Rachael Fahim, Dean Ray and Melanie Dyer, and earlier this year she was a finalist in Toyota Star Maker.
Berman has now released the country-pop single ‘Wherever I Go’, which is about the connections that endure despite distance and separation. Berman has great depth and warmth in her voice, which makes this song easy to connect with and remember. Country pop is now a well-developed part of Australian country music, and Berman clearly understands both parts of that lineage: the ability to create and sing a great melodic hook and also tell a story that resonates with the audience.
Listen to ‘Wherever You Go’: