COURTNEY BARNETT – ” Rae Street “

Posted: July 8, 2021 in MUSIC
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All great things take time. And now, three years after Tell Me How You Really Feel, the third studio album from one of the most celebrated Australian singer-songwriters of all time, “Things Take Time, Take Time” is on its way.

Courtney Barnett has delivered with every release, from 2013’s “The Double” EP or one of her full-lengths, 2014’s “Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit” or 2018’s “Tell Me How You Really Feel”, she uses her observant, witty lyrics to paint us versions of the truth—either one that’s personal to her or reflects reality on a larger scale. She has returned with the track “Rae Street” and news of her third album titled “Things Take Time, Take Time“, which is scheduled to come out November 12th on Mom+Pop Music/Marathon Artists.

Things Take Time, Take Time was worked on over the past couple years and recorded between the end of 2020 and early 2021 with producer/drummer Stella Mozgawa. For the album opener “Rae Street,” Barnett delivers her signature matter-of-fact tone. She observes the mundane events that plague an unextraordinary town—a garbage truck wobbles through the streets, a parent teaches their kid to ride a bike, dogs’ leashes cutely cross paths. “Rae Street” never reaches an unforgettable climax, but leaves a trail of stark wisdom throughout. “All our candles, hopes, and prayers, though well-meaning, they don’t mean a thing,” she sings during the first verse. Later, she sees right through us: “You seem so stable / But you’re just hanging on.”

Out on Milk! Records / Remote Control Records this November 12th, the work apparently ‘signals an exciting new chapter’ for Barnett. The new album was written over the course of two years, recorded with producer/drummer Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint, Kurt Vile) and is to be her most intimate to date.

For its accompanying video, we’re thrown into a world of Courtneys, the ones that Barnett observes and concludes are barely getting by.

“A lot of the songs [on the new album] are letters to friends and end up being letters to myself.”

Courtney says the calmness reflected in the album is true to what she herself was searching for the past few years. “I listened to a lot of softer, ambient, instrumental music last year. I tried to create the kind of music that I was craving to listen to.”

Courtney Barnett – Rae Street (Official Video) Taken from the new album ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’ released 12th November 2021

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