Kristin Chambers is a singer songwriter who moves through American songbook with the easy grace that comes from a lifetime steeped in song.
On her new LP Kissing Ghosts, Seattle singer / songwriter / composer Kristin Chambers has refined the creative vision hinted at on the 2018 EP Unravel Me. While here signature graceful melodies are perpetually enchanting, on Kissing Ghosts Chambers spins them across a percolating foundation of shimmering synths and gauzy stacked harmonies, swirling together bits of late 50’s Girl Group vocal, skittering electronic drums, and distant, static-drenched guitars to craft a whole that – while winking coyly to the canon of American music – is very much of the moment.
Kissing Ghosts is a collection of vignettes that have allowed Chambers to put some of her ghosts to rest (or at least kiss them goodnight). “These ghosts are situations from the past, things that happened when I wasn’t quite content or happy with myself” Chambers tells us. “It’s part of being human, but if you heal and move forward, it makes it easier to look back and come to peace with them. There is a definite theme of women’s empowerment on this record. Yet, I’m not one to wallow or blame, so that anger is tempered by forgiveness.”