“It’s been so cool seeing people’s interpretations and stories because it’s obviously so broad. Earlier in her career, Barnett slimmed her quartet down to a trio since it was a more economical way to tour internationally, but The Drones’ Dan Luscombe, an alum of her outfit, has played guitar on both her albums. Machine Gun Kelly). Oh, I'm brushing my teeth on the bottom, cuz I wouldn't wanna say that I forgot em', but while I'm brushing my teeth and having so much fun, I never let the water run. We've just begun, I think I'm gonna have a son. “That’s part of the journey of it anyhow—it’s the constant blocking and unblocking,” Barnett says. The song is written, worked on and refined, and I know what I’m saying. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. I don’t really have a solid goal, or process, I was just kind of writing and kept on writing. Lyrics. The whole communication thing, even in a solid relationship with someone like Cloher, is still something she’s actively working on, too. When we launched the album, we had a little box on my website and people could say how they really felt so we recorded a bunch of them [and] a couple of people read them out loud. While reports from Complex and Billboard initially indicated that J. Cole would be executive producing a Young Thug album in 2019, the album’s official credits do not indicate that these plans were ever realized. Last fall, Cloher opened for Vile and Barnett’s run, marking the 44-year-old Australian musician’s first major U.S. outing (the same management and PR companies look after both women’s careers). “It’s that struggle between feeling hopeful, or wanting to feel hopeful, and feeling hopeless,” she admits with a flash of her small but warm smile. “Coming from Australia, when you get here and there’s people at a venue to see you, it’s just like, ‘Where did you come from? Lil Baby) Yet the venue’s VIP section and back-floor industry hot box are packed with just the right mix of promoters, managers, publicists, writers, bloggers and passionate fans to ensure that the evening’s clubhouse vibe is in full effect. In addition, two musicians who helped patent Barnett’s sound a generation ago, identical twins Kim and Kelley Deal of The Breeders, offered cameos. It was through Immigrant Union that she locked in with her now-steady rhythm section of Bones and drummer Dave Mudie, who were affectionately referred to as The Courtney Barnetts early on. Spell our names much better. - #32 “Bad Bad Bad” (feat. It is Thug’s first album to hit the top spot on the chart. She even used her new, soon-to-be hashtagable word as the title of the first song on her sophomore release, Tell Me How You Really Feel—a deep meditation on confusion and communication in the modern age, masked as an infectious set of simple rock songs. All the songs are like turn up, club, radio… fucking parade music… It ain’t no storylines to it… This shit is all about fun. Can't drink the water in Sydney Can't eat the food in Japan And you can't breath the air in Los Angeles But a million people think they can I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You is an enjoyably moving and funny story about a man trying to regain control of his life, professionally and personally. On March 29, 2019, Complex reported that J. Cole would be the album’s executive producer, which was additionally confirmed by Billboard on the same day. Millions of searchable song lyrics at your fingertips. Early on, she considered closing the new LP with “Hopefulessness” but, eventually, she decided to switch things around so that the record creeps in on a darker note and comes around to a brighter horizon by the time she reaches the album’s wistful, yet new-dawn finale, “Sunday Roast.” That’s not to say that Barnett considers “Hopefulessness” to be a totally sad song either, but it does dive right into her anger with these complicated, emotional times while wading into some righteous shoegaze fuzz. For more features, interviews, album reviews and more, subscribe here. I'm so in love with ya honey. “You can hear just how good a guitarist she is on this album, which is something people don’t realize until they see her play live,” Cloher says, demonstrating some of that honesty that defines their love language. Serving as something of a primer, the tracks, and especially the single “Avant Gardener,” helped Barnett sign with Mom + Pop records and fueled a 2014 North American club tour that seeded her current ravenous fanbase. It is also worth noting that Young Thug recorded a majority of the album after his joint tour with J. Cole finished. I can’t wait to see you again. I’ve tried to put words to it before, but always failed. I warned you twice and now I'm writing you up" I said "Officer, what have I done?" However, Barnett’s career started to blossom a few months after they got together. (A true grassroots effort, Barnett started Milk! I started ‘Help Your Self’ [a narrative, loping look at serenity] when I was 15. The night really starts heating up with album’s third tune, the angular guitar jam “Charity,” which offers a close look at her relationship woes while still taking down the overly medicated, and meditative, modern world. “It’s hard because you don’t wanna put too much [stock] into what someone else thinks, but we really trust each other’s opinions. Courtney Barnett can sum up her current world view in a single breath: “hopefulessness.” Like many of her best zingers, it’s a sharp, quick-witted descriptor that’s both biting and playful, pairing well with the updated slacker-rock riffs that have always helped Barnett’s slice-of-life observations roll off the tongue so easily. Me and Kim have stayed in touch for a while, and I thought that she was perfect for the chorus line of ‘Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Self- Confidence.’ Having them record with me is just this other level of encouragement and this strange connection of two different times, really. You must be having so much fun Everything’s amazing The songs "Snow Miser" and "Heat Miser" were originally written by Maury Laws and Jules Bass for the 1974 Rankin-Bass stop-motion animated special The Year Without A Santa Claus. The song is a critical profile of a self-absorbed lover about whom Simon asserts "You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you." Barnett and Cloher also both oversee Milk! But it’s a lot more mature and a real grower. Adele explained to the Sun newspaper January 18, 2008 that "Chasing Pavements" is about splitting up with her ex and having her heart broken for the first time: "That song is about should I give up or should I just keep trying to run after you when there's nothing there? We have non-disclosures. “It could be any time, really, but the last few years have been so full of these things.”. “I was always trying to start bands with people in school and, when I was 18, I started performing my own songs in bars and joined a couple of bands,” she says, echoing the line she seems to have always walked between bedroom recording artist and basement jam-session pal. He will be like you and me, free as a dove. The album, which Barnett recorded at breakneck speed with her band, cemented her sound—a teen-spirit-inducing bolt of ‘90s guitar rock and Pavement-like lyrical swagger that was still loose and groovy enough to feel in line with the post-jam festival scene. “I have a lot of nerves performing, but a lot less than public speaking or something,” Barnett had said the previous afternoon. - #84 “Lil Baby” She had this natural ability to write these effortless melodies that stayed with you for days. Frequent collaborators like Wheezy and Southside, as well as friend and former tourmate J. Cole, have pushed themselves to their weirdest in attempts to keep up with Thug’s vocal experiments. But she has that connection with anyone that ends up around her.”, “Sometimes it’s nice just to be lighthearted, but sometimes it’s definitely a defense,” Barnett says with a small smirk. It's about realizing that perfection isn't perfect, and isn't possible, but that reality has so much more to offer. Upcoming Lyrics. The couple first met about six years ago through the Melbourne music scene. We'll have so much fun. with some money she got from her grandma.). "My Back Pages" is a song written by Bob Dylan and included on his 1964 album Another Side of Bob Dylan. I'm a graduate. “When we were getting all the songs down before hitting the studio, I noticed the more personal approach and felt that this record might be a little bit darker than the previous one. Her family wasn’t particularly into music—“dad seemed to like a lot of jazz and blues, and mom liked mostly classical, but I think the only contemporary thing they had was an ABBA record,” she says—yet she quickly fell under the spell of ‘90s gods like Nirvana and No Doubt. Instead of immediately capitalizing on her success with a quick follow-up EP, Barnett busied herself with a variety of side-projects while she got her creative juices flowing. If a Jen show pops up, then I do that. Conceived in love, the sun is gonna shine above. Never did a party feel catered, and regularly there were no honeys to our right. We have forms we have to sign. According to a close collaborator of his, Be EL Be, Thug was still adding songs and changing the tracklist all the way up to the week the album dropped. “I started writing ‘Sunday Roast’ when I was 13,” she said. And in the morning when I rise, you bring a tear of joy to my eyes, And tell me everything is gonna be alright. She was a fan of Cloher, who was then the more established musician. Probably like 3 more weeks… or a month… It’s called Gold Mouth God, but I might change the name to So Much Fun because every song is like, it’s not even a point to the songs. - #55 “What’s The Move” (feat. If you not having fun or in a fun mood, don’t even play this album. Meanwhile, Barnett started showcasing her material with Mudie and a few other musicians; when an early bassist moved away after she record her first EP, Bones stepped in to provide the low-end, but not before her former bandmate expanded her mind by introducing her to a group he often covered, the Grateful Dead. And even though we ain’t got money, I’m so in love with ya honey, everything will bring a chain of love. Well I've never had so much fun No I've never had so much fun I can't remember when I've ever had so much fun. The funny thing about the song is, aside from sippin on coke & rum, it had very little to do with our college selves. The title subject's identity has long been a matter of speculation, with Simon stating that the song refers to three men, only one of … Chorus: And even though we ain't got money, I'm so in love with ya honey, And everything will bring a chain of love. - #61 “Surf” (feat. I have a satirical nonfiction project I’ve started research for and am really itching to write, and I’ve got a massive novel incubating, but right now, it’s just a … Nearby, New York University is in the middle of its commencement ceremonies and there’s a palpable air of celebration in the area; the streets are filled with students sporting purple caps and gowns. It’s a truly great album.”. 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Updated daily with lyrics, reviews, features, meanings and more. In the mornin' when I rise. Though she’s far from a singer on a soapbox—as an out, liberal female musician who has unwittingly turned into a feminist icon—Barnett can’t help but be saddened by the current state of world and the political headlines that dominate her feed. “It wasn’t something I was purposefully writing about; it was just what was on my mind, and I was trying to understand it all.”. On August 10, 2019, Thug took to Instagram to finally reveal both the album’s artwork and release date of August 16, 2019, his 28th birthday. Similarly, I have a novel I wrote before I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You that could stand some revision. (Point to yourself with thumb) Yes, It's true. But there was a likemindedness. That’s all it is sometimes, just stepping away from it. “She is pretty cheeky.” (The trio’s work with Immigrant Union can be heard on their second studio release, 2014’s Anyway.). I always find it interesting, and revealing, to look back at songs and just see how they’ve changed. Top Lyrics of 2011. “It’s OK as long as you are aware if it.”. But she doesn’t scream famous enough for the bartender to stop his casual conversation with another customer from seeping into the interview. As a shy, somewhat-neurotic, creative individual who blatantly titled a tune on her new album “Crippling Self- Doubt and a General Lack of Confidence,” she’s also had to deal with the pressures of catapulting from a punky, DIY guitarist to an ambassador of wry, Aussie indie-cool. Records, which Barnett says is a five-minute drive from her house in a space that is used “half for the label and half for music making.” On most days, Barnett will walk the 30-minutes to work and listen to the music she recorded the night before. The album boasts features from Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott, Future, J. Cole, Juice WRLD, 21 Savage, Gunna, and Lil Baby, among many others. Anonymous 08 January 2021 Reply. “She was quietly playing slide guitar, and I shared some chips with her and we chatted about music,” Mudie reflects. So Much Fun debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, moving 131,000 units in its first week. Barnett appeared on major TV programs like SNL and Ellen, and even scored a prestigious Best New Artist Grammy nod. The production on So Much Fun, along with the way Thug processes it, is based in trap but equally indebted to video game scoring and some unplaceable fantasy world. “We put an invite out to a couple of visual artists—gave them the brief on Tell Me How You Really Feel and gave them some film—and they created these really diverse and interesting little collections of photos, and I love it,” she says of that evening’s presentation, while fidgeting with a magazine laying on the bar. For someone who seemed very quiet and shy in normal life, there was a confidence and ease onstage. In his 2019 interview with Rolling Stone, when asked flat-out if J. Cole executive produced So Much Fun, Thug responded: You guys have to ask him that. Billboard Hot 100. At the tender of age of 10, she started learning how to play guitar and dabbling in songwriting. Otherwise, I was kind of writing or working at Milk! An Amazon video crew can be spotted roaming the crowds. It’s like, if anything comes out about him, he would like for him to put it out. When Court dropped that first EP, my mind was blown. Records in Melbourne, but they were quite separate things.”, Whether consciously or not, a bit of Vile’s hazy, wooly vibe did creep into the yearning “Need a Little Time” and the breezy, ode-to-honesty “Walkin’ on Eggshells.” (The latter selection contains the album’s most cosmic solo and some cool boogie-woogie piano.) 'S true open and honest in my own music because I love that quality in other ’. 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