Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Courtney Barnett, released her critically acclaimed new album Tell Me How You Really Feel this past May. She went on to play sold out rooms and packed festivals all over the U.S. On October 19, she’ll hit Pittsburgh to perform at Stage AE.
Courtney Barnett in Pittsburgh at Stage AE – 10/19
Over the course of just a few years Barnett has become internationally renowned for her distinctive and acclaimed musical lexicon. Her debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit saw her top year-end lists and sell out shows to adoring audiences on five continents. She played the most iconic and revered festival stages, won the Australian Music Prize, J Award for Album Of the Year, APRA’s Songwriter Of the Year and four ARIA Awards. The album was even nominated for a Grammy and a BRIT Award. She’s worked on music with the likes of Jack White, The Breeders and Jen Cloher as well as releasing last year’s masterful collaboration album with US songwriter Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice. Even her label Milk! Records is revered worldwide.
On Tell Me How You Really Feel, Barnett has revealed an exhilarating shift and a bold step forward. From its title to the striking cover image – a blood-red tinted self-portrait in uncomfortably tight close up – Barnett reveals a new-found confidence and perspective. Whereas once she examined the world through the prism of self-analysis, Tell Me How You Really Feel shifts that focus to those she interacts with – the good ones, the bad ones, the loved ones. Those she knows intimately and those who are strangers.