Pre-sale of the week is Tell Me How You Really Feel by Courtney Barnett, out on 15 May.
The Grammy- and Brit-nominated Courtney Barnett returns with her second album, Tell Me How You Really Feel. The new collection follows her critically acclaimed 2015 debut, Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit…, and her recent Top 10 collaboration with Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice.
One of the most distinctive voices in music today, Courtney is known for mixing witty observations with unflinching self-assessment. Although her trademark eye for story telling and clever turns of phrase are still there, Tell Me How You Really Feel has a more serious and outward-looking tone, capturing the current social landscape while retaining moments of intimacy and warmth. On lead single ‘Nameless, Faceless’, she claps back at internet trolls with a catchy, bright garage stroller that takes anonymous online hatred to its inevitable real-world conclusion: “I want to walk through the park in the dark/ Men are scared that women will laugh at them/ I want to walk through the park in the dark/ Women are scared that men will kill them.”
As the world becomes more familiar with Courtney Barnett these songs feel comforting and emphatic, yet that raw energy and the ability to make the listener think still remain.
Note: the LP is an indies-only version on red vinyl and comes in a gatefold sleeve.
We’re offering Tell Me How You Really Feel at special pre-sale prices, which won’t be available after release. Click here for more details and to order your copy.