Watch – Courtney Barnett ‘Need A Little Time’

Courtney Barnett releases ‘Need A Little Time’, the sublime second single from her album Tell Me How You Really Feel, out May 18. Accompanied by a wondrous video by Barnett’s frequent visual collaborator Danny Cohen. Watch below!

The infectious punk-rock of first single ‘Nameless, Faceless’ simmered with indignation and rage in what was Barnett’s most explicitly political song to date, but it only delivered a hint at what might be delivered on Barnett’s full length.

‘Need A Little Time’ is a statement of a different sort. Its extraordinary beauty lies in the rarely-heard tenderness and vulnerability in Barnett’s singing voice, which grows in strength each verse until the point it seems to take flight, becoming weightless as it floats over each euphoric chorus.

Cohen says “Need A Little Time has this soaring, floating feeling to it. I decided to play on the meaning of the song, Courtney needs some time away from herself (and you). I didn’t want to show Courtney leaving her friends/family/fans etc, it needed to be more metaphorical. Courtney floats through space and time, ends up in some isolated part of the universe. She finally has found some time alone, just Courtney and her guitar, singing in space without a care in the world.”

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