Hear Courtney Barnett’s Swingin’ New Single ‘How To Boil An Egg’
Written by Tom Williams on 17th May, 2017
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The upbeat new track, which you can stream in full below, is the Melburnian’s first new material for 2017, after she released her previous single ‘Three Packs A Day’ and featured on a Milk! Records compilation last year.
The single features on Milk! Records’ and Bedroom Suck’s new vinyl singles series, Split Singles Club, which is also available digitally.
‘How To Boil An Egg’ is actualy a reworked version of one of the first songs Barnett ever wrote, as she explains:
“I used to perform this song at all the open-mics when I was 21. It never got recorded, so for personal-posterity I updated it and made this version recently when I was bunkered up in the bush doin some demos for my next album.
“In tradition of the Milk! Records compilation releases, like ‘Pickles From The Jar’ or ‘Three Packs A Day’, I wanted to include a song of mine for Split Singles Club that was a tad left of album-centre. It’s a songwriting experiment that doesn’t really belong anywhere else.”
Barnett is currently working on a new album, which she’s previously said could end up being “darker” than her debut full-length effort Something I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.
The next time we hear from Barnett, it could be thanks to an “amazing” collaboration that’s been in the works between her and Kurt Vile, which is also yet to be released.
Until then, stream ‘How To Boil An Egg’, below.