Tania Kernaghan sings about ageing positively
COUNTRY music sweetheart Tania Kernaghan is 100 per cent comfortable within her own skin and is singing it to the world.
The singer-songwriter, who recently celebrated her 50th birthday, has never felt more secure within herself, and with her direction in life - and it shows.
Embracing that infectious positivity, Tania is sharing her message of self-acceptance with a powerful new single, Better Worn In.
Written and recorded with Nick Wolfe, of The Wolfe Brothers, in his Tasmanian studio, and co-written with her sister Fiona Kernaghan, the track marks a new direction for the multi-award-winning singer.
It epitomises her "glass half full" outlook on life and will certainly resonate with music fans on many levels.
When Tania sings 'oh it's a beautiful thing when you feel alright in your own skin', she is creating an anthem for anyone who has ever doubted themselves, and has now come out the other side.
It is a powerful statement and one that is important to the Golden Guitar winner - the fact that getting older is a gift and one that has given her a different, sharper perspective.
"It's the ultimate reality check," says Tania. "I know I'm more confident and comfortable with myself now than I've ever been. I don't obsess about the past much any more or worry about how much life has already gone by.
"I'm more wondering, 'what else might life have in store for me?' It's an ongoing conversation - once it's on your radar, it seems to come up a lot, that peace and clarity that comes with age.
"You develop a different idea about what beauty is and even what sexy is. That's really empowering. You realise that old Hollywood stereotypes are a joke, real life is way more interesting."
Better Worn In isn't just a track about feminine aging either. It crosses sexes and it helped having Nick Wolfe to pen the track with Tania and Fiona, giving a male perspective.
In fact, the message behind the song translates to just feeling great within yourself, full stop.
"To me, self-acceptance and a happy heart are qualities I really admire," says Tania. "I feel so comfortable in my own skin. Every line tells a story. I'm proud of those lines. This is where I am in life.
"The glass is more than half full, it is overflowing. It is all about being positive, there is a great life out there to embrace - get on board everyone, it is going to be one hell of a ride."
For Nick, producing Better Worn In was an exciting project.
"Working with Tania on her new music has been an absolute honour and a blast," he says.
"She set out to explore some new territory, in terms of sound and feel, and I reckon we've achieved that while not losing sight of what her fans love about her as an artist. I'm so excited to see the reaction of Tania's fans to her new material."
Tania Kernaghan's new single Better Worn In was released to radio today.