Record Store Day takes place this Saturday (April 18)
Courtney Barnett has shared the video for her Record Store Day single ‘Kim’s Caravan’.
Click below to watch the promo for the seven minute long song, which ponders on the disintegration of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The exclusive 12″ release comes backed with a cover of John Cale’s ‘Close Watch’. Record Store Day takes place this Saturday (April 18).
Barnett recently described the emotional upheaval behind her debut album ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’ which was released last month. 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.