Courtney Barnett – ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’

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.

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