Courtney Barnett releases music video for cover of Kev Carmody’s ‘Just For You’

From the forthcoming expanded edition of 'Cannot Buy My Soul'

Courtney Barnett has shared a music video for her cover of Kev Carmody’s ‘Just for You’.

The clip was directed by album producer Sian Darling and shot in one take by cinematographer Bryce Padovan. It’s a simple video where Barnett sings earnestly for the camera, with her dog Rosa also making a cameo. Watch it below:

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Barnett’s cover of ‘Just For You’ comes from a forthcoming reissue of ‘Cannot Buy My Soul’, the 2007 tribute album to the legendary Murri singer-songwriter, Kev Carmody.

Barnett’s take on the track – originally featured on Carmody’s 2015 compilation ‘Recollections… Reflections… (A Journey)’ – is one of many new renditions that will appear on the album’s expanded edition, which will be released on August 21.

In a video Barnett posted to her Instagram on Friday (August 7), Carmody discussed the track’s origins and Barnett’s interpretation.

“I’ve only met her just lately, and, very impressed with this young woman, Courtney Barnett,” Carmody said.

“‘Just for You’, it’s virtually a love song that I’ve directed at everybody, for everybody,” he explained. “It’s trying to get right to the core to say even though we have our disagreements and stuff, I still love you all very much, and I love you as an individual very much.”

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The original 2007 double album contained over a dozen covers of Carmody’s classic songs by Australian artists including Powderfinger’s Bernard Fanning, singer-songwriter Clare Bowditch, Steve Kilbey, The Waifs and many more.

For the updated compilation this month, another disc of covers will be added, featuring new performances by Cold Chisel’s Jimmy Barnes, Kasey Chambers, Kate Miller-Heidke, Alice Skye, Electric Fields and more in addition to Barnett.

Active as a recording artist for more than 30 years, Carmody remains one of Australia’s preeminent Indigenous singer-songwriters. His collaboration with Paul Kelly, ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’, catapulted him to national fame in 1991.

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