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Courtney Barnett | Stiegl Hidden Studio Sessions

Only a few years removed from releasing her 2015 debut record Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit to widespread acclaim, four ARIA Music Awards, plus nominations for Best New Artist at the Grammys and International Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards, plus releasing a similarly lauded collaborative album with Kurt Vile, Courtney Barnett had a lot to follow up on with her 2018 album Tell Me How You Really Feel.

The album’s first single “Nameless, Faceless” set the tone for a new-found direction on this album, examining misogyny and the toxicity of anonymous internet trolls. Continuing to display her unique ability to convey thought-provoking lyrics in her signature laid-back delivery, she moves effortlessly from comedic lines like “I could eat a bowl of alphabet soup and spit out better words than you”, to the frightening reality of “I want to walk through the park in the dark / Men are scared that women will laugh at them / Women are scared that men will kill them / I hold my keys between my fingers”.

In the midst of her back-to-back shows at the Danforth Music Hall this summer, she visited us in the Stiegl Hidden Studio to play “Nameless, Faceless” and “Need A Little Time”.

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