Courtney Barnett Shares New Track ‘Three Packs A Day’

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Track To Feature On Upcoming Compilation Good For You  Out Via Milk! Records.

Since the Aussie singer/songwriter’s debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Think was released to much fanfare last year, Barnett’s own Milk! Records has grown from a vehicle for her to release her own music into something else entirely. This is evidenced in the upcoming compilation being released by the label named Good For You. Featuring Jen Cloher, Fraser A. Gorman, The Finks, and Barnett’s own ‘Three Packs A Day’, it will be released on February 14th and showcases the strength of the roster.

The title of Barnett’s contribution is a misnomer. On first perusal it would appear to refer to quite a substantial smoking habit. However, the cover of the single alludes to a completely different kind of addiction. The track reveals a more light hearted Barnett than the lament of ‘Depreston‘ and the apocalyptic tale of ‘Kim’s Caravan‘ from her debut. It unearth’s her guilty pleasure of instant ramen. “It can’t be true/ That they use glue to keep the noodles stuck together, ” sings Barnett over a playful bass-line and an off the cuff arrangement. That Courtney can deliver a song of such seemingly inconsequential subject matter with as much wit and sincerity as her more heavy material shows the true width and breadth of her not inconsiderable abilities.

Listen to ‘Three Packs A Day’ below:

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