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UNVEILS VIDEO FOR “IF I DON’T HEAR FROM YOU TONIGHT
NEW ALBUM “THINGS TAKE TIME, TAKE TIME”
RELEASED NOVEMBER 12th 2021 (ON MARATHON ARTISTS)
“Worth waiting for, waiting for” – Uncut, 9/10
“Her most accomplished album to date” – Rolling Stone UK, 4.5/5 stars
“For a record about captive states – isolation, anxiety, romantic hope – Things Take Time, Take Time knows how to move” – Mojo, 4/5 stars
“One of the finest of them all” – Hi-Fi Choice, 5 stars
Already garlanded by critics as one of the standout releases of the year, ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’, the third studio album by Courtney Barnett (out this week), signals an exciting new chapter for the alt-rock superstar, consolidating her place in the storied lineage of influential singer-songwriters, even as it polishes and refines her knack for a killer melody and unique turn of phrase like never before.
At the heart of ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’ is a love song — one of Courtney’s first. “If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight” is effervescently, unabashedly, cheekily love-drunk, soaring and remarkably high-stakes in comparison to the rest of the record; “If loving you’s a crime, then gimme those front page headlines,” Courtney sings, aware of the cliche and crushing too hard to care.
In Courtney’s words – “I think my stance in the past was like, ‘There’s so many love songs and they don’t mean anything,’ but there’s something really special about zooming in on a moment and capturing it. “‘If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight’ comes from the state of where my head was at — trying to communicate honestly instead of keeping [my feelings] guarded.”
To that end, the track is not verbose or heady; it’s a profound, joyful, totally joyous song, one about being in love with someone else and in love with the feeling of being in love, and comes accompanied by a similarly direct, fuss free video of Courtney performing the track in the magical surrounds of Joshua Tree, accompanied by album co-producer/ creative kindred spirit Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint, Kurt Vile) and acclaimed Welsh songwriter Cate Le Bon, who performed bass on the song.
It’s just the dose of sunshine we need as winter draws close, and yet another reason ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’ is one of the year’s finest.
PRE-SAVE THE ALBUM “THINGS TAKE TIME, TAKE TIME” VIA https://courtney-barnett.ffm.to/ttt-tt
COURTNEY BARNETT – ‘THINGS TAKE TIME, TAKE TIME’ OUT 12th NOVEMBER 2021
- Rae Street
- Sunfair Sundown
- Here’s the Thing
- Before You Gotta Go
- Turning Green
- Take it Day By Day
- If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight
- Write A List Of Things To Look Forward To
- Oh the Night