Courtney Barnett is awesome.
She makes awesome music. She writes awesome lyrics and I reckon she’d be awesome to have a drink with at your local.
Having just seen her blow the crowd away at Laneway Festival on Sunday, I can honestly say that she well on her way to becoming one of Australia’s foremost musicians. But enough about that, because honestly it doesn’t matter if she’s recognised as one of our best musical talents, as long as she’s making music, we should appreciate it.
Her last couple of years probably feel like a whirlwind for Barnett, just as it has been for us getting to watch and hear her. Her début EP came out nearly four years ago to critical acclaim, but it was her second EP, “How to Carve a Carrot Into a Rose” that has really launched Barnett here and around the world.
This year we will get to hear the début album from Courtney Barnett, creatively titled, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, and it’s fair to say we should be excited if this first song has anything to do with it.
Pedestrian At Best is the opening single from the upcoming album and it’s the perfect blend of Barnett’s classic irreverent lyrics and rocking licks.
“Put me on a pedestal and I’ll only disappoint you”. Barnett’s self deprecating image comes through in this song, almost like she’s daring you to notice her.
Believe us, Courtney, we notice you and you won’t disappoint us.