Courtney Barnett has returned to U.S. shores, playing her biggest and most historic shows to date. Today fans are treated to a brand new song from the revered songwriter. “Small Talk” is an unheard and unreleased track from the sessions which gave birth to her critically acclaimed second album, Tell Me How You Really Feel. The song itself shows Courtney’s stylistic versatility as she winsomely sings over a walking bass-line before launching into joyful a series of ramshackle jams and choruses. It’s a song as infectious and charming as she’s ever recorded.
“Small Talk” is being released as part of Barnett’s North American label’s 10th anniversary compilation. Mom+Pop Music will also be taking over Brooklyn Steel on Monday, October 22nd to mark the occasion. Details here.
Last month, Barnett released a cover of Elyse Weinberg’s “Houses” as part of her Spotify Singles Sessions. Since then, Barnett has sat down with Spotify as part of their Undercover podcast to discuss the story behind the cover- speaking to what the song means to her, why covers are interesting and what it’s like to record in a studio.