Everyone love’s the bad ass Aussie artist Courtney Barnett, well maybe not everyone but at least everyone at Layered Souls. Her debut in 2014 with her ‘The Double Ep: A Sea of Split Peas’ was well-marked and well received, since then Courtney Barnett has been working hard producing music, through producing a record of her own and a collaboration record with Kurt Vile. Now set to release on May 18, Barnett will be showing her Aussie guitar slaying skills on her second record, Tell Me How You Really Feel, via Mom+Pop/Marathon Artists/Milk! Records.
She shared a new song titled “Nameless, Faceless” fighting back against internet trolls and the misogynistic ideals women face through her stream of consciousness spilling out. The chorus features a famous quote from Margaret Atwood: “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them; women are afraid that men will kill them.” The album is set to focus on the struggles of wading through the misogynist swamp of an era that all but demands picking sides. Courtney reaches an array of topics ranging from overflowing masculinity and the misognystic ideals when all she really wants to do is “walk through the park at night” without having to hold her keys between her fingers because do they not have anything else to do?
In support of the new record, Barnett is set to play 12 dates across North America, Canada and the UK from April to July — with a Chicago performance under the Cultural Center’s iconic Tiffany Dome — scheduled for May 21 at 8:30 p.m.
Check out her interview with Pitchfork talking about taking on misogyny and self-doubt with her new album.
Tell Me How Your Really Feel Tracklist:
2. City Looks Pretty
4. Need a Little Time
5. Nameless, Faceless
6. I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch
7. Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Self-Confidence
8. Help Your Self
9. Walkin’ on Eggshells
10. Sunday Roast