NEW SINGLE “NEED A LITTLE TIME”
TAKEN FROM NEW ALBUM “TELL ME HOW YOU REALLY FEEL”RELEASED MAY 18TH ON
MARATHON ARTISTS/ MILK! RECORDS
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Courtney Barnett today releases Need A Little Time, the sublime second single from her highly anticipated album Tell Me How You Really Feel. Need A Little Time is surely one of the most plaintively beautiful songs that Barnett has written, majestic in structure, performance and dynamic range.
The infectious punk-rock of first single Nameless, Faceless can now be considered a shot across the bow. It simmered with indignation and rage in what was Barnett’s most explicitly political song to date, but it only delivered a hint at what might be delivered on Barnett’s sophomore full length.
Need A Little Time is a statement of a different sort. Its extraordinary beauty lies in the rarely-heard tenderness and vulnerability in Barnett’s singing voice, which grows in strength each verse until the point it seems takes flight, becoming weightless as it floats over each euphoric chorus.
Once again, Barnett proves herself a lyricist of the highest order. Every poetic line seems to extol the need for space in personal relationships but can so easily be extrapolated into broader metaphors with gems like “Everybody wants to have their say, forever waiting for some car crash, I need a little time out” and “Shave your head to see how it feels, Emotionally it’s not that different, but to the hand it’s beautiful”…
Need A Little Time is accompanied by a wondrous video by Barnett’s frequent visual collaborator Danny Cohen.
Cohen says “Need A Little Time has this soaring, floating feeling to it. I decided to play on the meaning of the song, Courtney needs some time away from herself (and you). I didn’t want to show Courtney leaving her friends/family/fans etc, it needed to be more metaphorical. Courtney floats through space and time, ends up in some isolated part of the universe. She finally has found some time alone, just Courtney and her guitar, singing in space without a care in the world.
The release of “Tell Me How You Really Feel” will also be followed by a string of worldwide live dates this summer.
Tell Me How You Really Feel will be released on May 18th through Marathon Artists and Barnett’s own label Milk! Records
UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS
USA Album Launch Shows
Sun 29th April – Fort Worth, TX at Fortress Festival
Fri 4th May – Atlanta, GA at Shaky Knees Festival
Sun 6th May – San Francisco, CA at August Hall (SOLD OUT)
Thur 10th May – Los Angeles, CA at The Sanctuary at Pico Union (SOLD OUT)
Mon 14th May – Austin, TX at Saengerrunde Hall (SOLD OUT)
Wed 16th May – Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer (SOLD OUT)
Sat 19th May – Brooklyn, NY at Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)
Mon 21st May – Chicago, IL at Preston Bradley Hall (Tiffany Dome) (SOLD OUT)
(+ with Loose Tooth – https://www.facebook.com/loosetoothmusic/)
Fri 25th May – Belfast at BBC’s Biggest Weekend
Tues 29th May – Leeds at O2 Academy +
Wed 30th May – Brussels at Ancienne Belgique +
Thu 31st May – Utrecht at Tivoli Vredenburg Ronda +
Sat 2nd June – Glasgow at Barrowlands +
Sun 3rd June – London at All Points East Festival
Mon 4th June – Manchester at Academy +
Tues 5th June – Bristol at O2 Academy +
Wed 6th June – London at Roundhouse +
Sat 9th June – Paris at Bataclan +
Sun 10th June – Luxembourg at Den Atelier +
Mon 11th June – Berlin at Astra Kulturhaus +
Wed 13th June – Cologne at Live Music Hall +
Tues 10th July – Toronto, ON at Danforth Music Hall
Weds 11th July – Ottawa, ON at Ottawa Blues Festival
Thurs 12th July – North Adams, MA at MASS MoCA
Sat 14th July – Columbus OH at Newport Music Hall
Sun 15th July – Louisville, KY at Forecastle Festival
Tues 17th July – St. Louis, MO at The Pageant
Wed 18th July – Kansas City, MO at Truman
Sat 21st July – Minneapolis, MN at Surly Brewing Festival Field
Tues 24th July – Washington DC at The Anthem
Wed 25th July – Brooklyn, NY at Prospect Park Bandshell
Sat 28th July – Newport, RI at Newport Folk Festival