Courtney Barnett had been teasing some new music earlier in the week and now we have something to sink our teeth in to. Barnett has shared the brilliantly juxtaposed ‘Nameless, Faceless’, as well as some album news.
The new album titled Tell Me How You Really Feel and is out on 18th May via Marathon/Milk! Records, follows on from her work with Kurt Vile and previous album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. It’s promising to be another brilliant piece of work form Barnett, not least because of tracks like ‘Nameless, Faceless’.
The track is a masterclass in why we all love Courtney Barnett. Expert lyricism layered over a tasty selection of folk driven chords and the odd beefed riff for good measure, all of which come together to create something a little bit above your average indie tune.
The simplest way to see this is in the addition of some brilliant Margaret Atwood quotes to a track which resides around the phenomenon of internet trolls. She muses “he said I could eat a bowl of alphabet soup and spit out words better than you/ But you didn’t and you’re kidding yourself if you think that” then adding Atwood’s “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” in to the refrain.
This is the kind of lyricism we’ve been waiting to come back! Enjoy below