Courtney Barnett drops a teaser video for her upcoming album Tell Me How You Really Feel, which is rumored to be released on Feb. 15.
In the over two-minute clip, the Melbourne born singer is seen playing the drums while singing some words to one of the songs featured on her album. After a few seconds, she starts playing the guitar and sings another tune. Barnett also plays the piano, as well as the electric guitar in the teaser.
Towards the end of the clip, the words "Tell Me How You Really Feel" flashes on the screen followed by the singer's official website. On the singer's website, fans can submit letters to Barnett and they can tell the singer how she really makes them feel.
Courtney Barnett Talks About Her New Album
Last year, Barnett revealed that her new album was already half-written. In November, the singer said that she still has no idea what her album will be called. After all, she only has one-word ideas for titles at that time.
Months passed, and it seems that Barnett already managed to come up with something clever. The singer also talked about the songs that will be featured on her album.
"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 the piano a lot. It's darker and more melancholy, probably a reflection on politics," said Barnett.
Kurt Vile Collaboration
Prior to the release of her upcoming album, Barnett collaborated with Kurt Vile in Lotta Sea Lice. During an interview, the 30-year-old singer shared how she and Vile met.
"We kept bumping into each other on tours and festivals, and we became friends over music and movies and TV and just making [expletive] jokes - we both have a similar sense of humor," said Barnett.
Vile sent Barnett an e-mail and told her that he has a song in mind that might sound good with her unique voice. When Vile went to Australia, he and Barnett booked a studio, and they started recording songs together.
"We definitely didn't have a clear idea where to start. We just trusted our guts, and whatever felt like the best option for the song was what normally won out. It wasn't too ego-heavy," said Barnett.