Australian singer-songwriter released song as B-Side on Record Store Day release
Courtney Barnett’s cover of the John Cale song ‘Close Watch’ has been revealed online. Scroll down to listen now.
The track was recorded as a B-Side for Barnett’s Record Store Day release of ‘Kim’s Caravan’ on 7″. ‘Close Watch’ was first recorded by Cale in 1975 and appeared on the album ‘Helen Of Troy’ as well as featuring on 1982 release ‘Music For A New Society’.
Last week Barnett shared the video for her Record Store Day single, and new album ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’ track, ‘Kim’s Caravan’. The seven minute long video ponders on the disintegration of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Barnett recently described the emotional upheaval behind her debut album ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’ which was released earlier this year. The LP is technically Barnett’s first album. However, two of her EPs (‘I’ve Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris’ and ‘How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose’) were put out together as ‘The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas’ in 2014. Speaking to NME, the Australian singer-songwriter spoke about her album and how it reflected the last year of her life.
She said: “The album is a general overview of essentially a year of emotions – 12 months of fucking every day day, up, down, up, down. I dunno what a normal person has, but everyday I had a midlife crisis.”
Commenting on the fact she thought people would hate 2013 single ‘Avant Gardener’ Barnett added: “You can’t assume anything, so don’t bother… You shouldn’t know how to write a song! It’s like when people talk about writing songs for ads, that will get things for syncs, and they talk about freedom and summer and being yourself; it’s like fuck tha-at! Only idiots connect with that kinda stuff. People wanna hear about real – well, people that I want to listen to my music, they should wanna listen to real stuff.”
Courtney Barnett recently appeared on US TV to perform her track ‘Depreston’ on Ellen – watch the live performance here.