Watch a new video from Courtney Barnett

Watch a new video from Courtney Barnett, for album single "Need a Little Time"
Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett today releases “Need A Little Time,” the second single off her forthcoming release Tell Me How You Really Feel The song is described as 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 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.

Courtney Barnett
Tell Me How You Really Feel
Tracklisting

Hopefulessness
City Looks Pretty
Charity
Need a Little Time
Nameless, Faceless
I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch
Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Self-Confidence
Help Your Self
Walkin’ on Eggshells
Sunday Roast

TOUR DATES
4/29/18 – Fortress Festival – Fort Worth, TX
5/04/18 – Shaky Knees Festival – Atlanta, GA
5/06/18 – August Hall – San Francisco, CA SOLD OUT *
5/10/18 – The Sanctuary at Pico Union – Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT *
5/14/18 – Saengerrunde – Austin, TX SOLD OUT **
5/16/18 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA SOLD OUT %
5/19/18 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY SOLD OUT %
5/21/18 – Chicago Cultural Center – Tiffany Dome – Chicago, IL SOLD OUT
5/25/18 – BBC’s Biggest Weekend – Belfast, UK
5/29/18 – O2 Academy – Leeds, UK +
5/30/18 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, BEL +
5/31/18 – Tivoli Vredenburg Ronda – Utrecht, NLD +
6/02/18 – Barrowlands – Glasgow, UK +
6/04/18 – All Points East Festival – London, UK
6/04/18 – Academy – Manchester, UK +
6/05/18 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK +
6/06/18 – Roundhouse – London, UK +
6/09/18 – Bataclan – Paris, FR +
6/10/18 – Den Atelier – Luxembourg, LUX +
6/11/18 – Astra Kulturhaus – Berlin, DEU +
6/13/18 – Live Music Hall – Cologne, DEU +
7/09/18 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON ^
7/10/18 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON ^ SOLD OUT
7/11/1 8- Ottawa Blues Festival – Ottawa, ON
7/12/18 – MASS MoCA – North Adams, MA ^
7/14/18 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus OH ^
7/15/18 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY
7/17/18 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO ^
7/18/18 – Truman – Kansas City, MO ^
7/21/18 – Surly Brewing Festival Field – Minneapolis, MN ~#
7/24/18 – The Anthem – Washington, DC ^#
7/25/18 – Prospect Park Bandshell – Brooklyn, NY ^#
7/28/18 – Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI

* with Jay Som
** with Molly Burch
% with Palehound
^^ with LALA LALA
+ with Loose Tooth
^ with Vagabon
~ with Big Thief
# with Julien Baker