Courtney Barnett says her next album is set to be darker and more melancholy than her breakthrough album ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit’.
Talking to NME, Barnett said that she has “half-written” her second album as she finishes touring her debut.
Barnett said: “One day I hate everything I’ve written, the next it seems alright. When I get home from touring, I’ll be able to think about it logically. So far, the new songs are a general reflection on the meaning of life, our purpose for being here and all that rubbish. I’ve been writing on piano a lot. It’s darker and more melancholy, probably as a reflection on politics.”
Barnett said she tries “to be a pessimistic optimist” about politics and that most of her new songs are “half-written”. Barnett said: “I’m really bad at decision making. For me, finishing a song takes so much more effort than starting one. I’ve got some good half-songs for the next record, and maybe they’ll turn into great full songs.”
Barnett is due to finish touring ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit’ on November 19 with a show in Mexico. Asked if her backing band would feature on the new album, Barnett said: “I don’t know. It could just be an album with me and a piano, so who knows? If I knew how the album was going to sound so far in advance, I wouldn’t bother recording it. But I love those guys, they’re the greatest musicians.”