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Courtney Barnett announces new album

By | Published on Friday 16 February 2018

Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett has announced that she will release a new album, ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’, on 18 May. The first single, ‘Nameless, Faceless’, is out now.

Barnett released her debut album, ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’, in 2015. Last year, she put out a collaborative album with Kurt Vile, ‘Lotta Sea Lice’. Both top 20 records in the UK, they brought critical acclaim and a great deal of attention – the latter of which, in part, feeds into the new single.

“I could eat a bowl of alphabet soup and spit out better words than you”, she sings on ‘Nameless, Faceless’, recalling one online comment she’s received. This then ties into real world fears, on a chorus borrowing a quote from Margaret Atwood: “I want to walk through the park in the dark / Men are scared that women will laugh at them / I want to walk through the park in the dark / Women are scared that men will kill them / I hold my keys between my fingers”.

Watch the video for ‘Nameless, Faceless’ here: