Courtney Barnett may have been extensively touring her cavort with fellow slacker guitar genius Kurt Vile but that hasn’t slowed progress on her next solo project, announced earlier this week alongside a new track. ‘Nameless, Faceless’ is the first single shared from upcoming second album Tell Me How You Really Feel, and is a reliably witty and delightfully catchy look at online trolls and gender politics.
The initial taste of the album finds Barnett forcing herself to confront topics otherwise shunned on her debut, hence the title. Accompanied by a surreal, trippy video and a lyrical nod to Margaret Atwood, it’s a magnificent return with a satisfying and poignant message and promises an album of outward attacks, bucking Barnett’s signature self-deprecation.
Tell Me How You Really Feel is expected May 18th via Mom+Pop/Marathon Artists/Milk! Records. Pre-order here.
Watch the video for new track ‘Nameless, Faceless’ and find more album details below.
02. City Looks Pretty
04. Need a Little Time
05. Nameless, Faceless
06. I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch
07. Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Self-Confidence
08. Help Your Self
09. Walkin’ on Eggshells
10. Sunday Roast