Courtney Barnett has announced details of her second studio album 'Tell Me How You Really Feel,' released through Barnett's own label Milk! Records and Remote Control Records via Inertia!
In 'Tell Me How You Really Feel' Barnett has revealed an exhilarating and unexpected shift. From its title (A question? An order?) to the unsettling cover image – a blood-red tinted self-portrait in an uncomfortably tight close-up – Barnett sets a new tone. There's a new-found directness with this record, a muscularity to the instrumentation, a tenderness in her voice, and a boldness to the lyrics which speaks to Barnett entering a remarkable new phase of her musical evolution. She's saying more, with less. Whereas once she examined the world through the prism of self-analysis, 'Tell Me How You Really Feel' shifts that focus to those she interacts with – the good ones, the bad ones, the loved ones. Those she knows intimately and those who are strangers.