Following on from the focused fury of “Nameless, Faceless” and the gorgeously contemplative “Need a Little Time,” the new single takes Barnett in an entirely different direction. “City Looks Pretty” has Barnett experimenting with new song structures while delivering one of her most exhilarating guitar performances to date. It’s metronomic drive and squealing lead guitar provide the remarkable sonic foundation from which Barnett sings a melodic exploration of friendship, place and home – “friends treat you like a stranger,” Barnett sings, “And strangers treat you like their best friend.” You can stream or purchase the track today.
A Record Store day release of “City Looks Pretty” will be available on April 21st, with the 12” double A side also featuring the beautiful “Sunday Roast,” also taken from the forthcoming record.
To celebrate the release of Tell Me How You Really Feel, Courtney Barnett has announced her biggest Australian tour to date, taking in shows at The Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Festival Hall amongst others. These Australian shows will follow a 3-month global tour taking in iconic venues and festivals through North America, Europe, and the UK.
Tell Me How You Really Feel will be released on May 18th via Mom+Pop, Marathon Artists + Barnett’s own label Milk! Records.