Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has announced her return with new single, “Nameless, Faceless”, which will feature on the follow up album to her Best New Artist Grammy nominated debut.
Despite not being as catchy as previous hits “Pedestrian At Best” and “Elevator Operator”, the track holds onto the witty lyrical mastery Barnett fans have become accustomed to. “Nameless, Faceless” explores forms of violence against women and the fragile nature of the male ego. In reference to walking home alone at night, the chorus makes clever use of Margaret Atwood’s famous quote; “Men are scared that women will laugh at them. Women are scared that men will kill them.” Lines like “I could eat a bowl of alphabet soup and spit out better words than you” are also an indicator that Barnett’s lyricism is back with force.
Since the track was released on 16th February, it has appeared on a host of New Music Friday playlists across the world, giving it a total track following of over 9 million (TalentAI). With her sophomore record, ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ out in May 2018, the new single is the perfect re-introduction to her music and potential.