Our feature album this week is from critically acclaimed Melbourne artist Courtney Barnett with her sophomore album ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’
Courtney has come a long way since her self-released EP, ‘I’ve Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris’. Following the success of her 2015 debut-album ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’. She has been nominated for Best New Artist at the 2016 Grammy’s; and has had four songs listed in triple j’s 2015 Hottest 100.
‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ is her most recent release; and if you were worried it wasn’t going to meet fan expectations, you’ll be happy to know it does! Retaining Courtney’s trademark conversational, deadpan delivery and rock-infused pop style, the album flows superbly from its experimental opening title Hopefulessness all the way to the easy-going end track Sunday Roast.
Her songwriting remains on key with ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’. In particular, there is a great line in the fourth track Nameless, Faceless that reads “I wanna walk through the park in the dark / Women are scared that men will kill them”. Lines like this go to demonstrate the mastery behind Courtney’s songwriting; balancing social observation with wry humour.
Featured Tracks: City Looks Pretty, Nameless, Faceless, Crippling Self Doubt And A General Lack of Self Confidence and Sunday Roast.