Fresh Juice


By May 25, 2018 No Comments

Dammit Courtney! Why do you insist on creating such wholesome albums?! Don’t you realise how difficult it makes it for bloggers adhering to ‘a song a day’ structure to single out one track for review!? If, in the last week you’ve scrolled through your socials, read a newspaper, listened to the radio or surfed your chosen streaming service, you’ll know that the queen of Australian indie rock, Courtney Barnett is back. Exactly a week old, Tell Me How You Really Feel is a comforting reminder that one of Australia’s best songwriter’s is still on top of her game. Whilst all 10 tracks are worthy of a squeeze today, we’ll be ‘avin a go at the opening track on the album. Hopefulessness.

Hopefulessness summons intense emotions so find a nice comfy couch, some quality speakers and really dig your heels into this bad-boi. From the opening riff, you can feel the angst and vulnerability oozin out. The drool of an untuned guitar slowly takes shape and seamlessly morphs into a simple, melancholic riff which loops for the duration of the song. Hopefulessness works itself into a frenzy of electric shrieks, heavy bass lines and restless drum fills. Welcome back Court!