Mom & Pop
New from the Australian indie songwriter
"All Eyes On The Pavement Blue" colored vinyl
"It just might be the most personal record yet from an artist who's already given the world plenty of emotional truth." — Rolling Stone
Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett describes her third solo album Things Take Time, Take Time as "finding some sort of joy and gratitude, out of some sort of pain and sadness."
At the start of 2020, she told Rolling Stone, Barnett was looking forward to a year of open-ended songwriting, with just one proviso. "It's important to remember to live and to experience and to have something real to write about," she told an interviewer that January. "Not just to sit in a room and write an album for the sake of making an album."
Barnett laughs when she's reminded of that conversation now. "That's funny," the Australian singer-songwriter, 33, says on a call from her home in Melbourne. "Very ironic ... Whether I liked it or not, that's what the world gave us. It's probably the most quiet year I've ever had."
The album that she spent most of 2020 sitting in a room and writing is called Things Take Time, Take Time, and it will arrive Nov. 12, 2021 on Mom + Pop Music and Marathon Artists. For fans of Barnett's distinctive songwriting, it's a rich reward, full of the sly observations on the peaks and valleys of everyday life that have made her one of the past decade's most beloved indie artists.
There are surprises in store, too: The 10 songs on the album shine in a newly revealing light, mostly stripped of the crunching rock-band sound that filled her first two solo LPs, and presented instead in a form that feels closer to the radical honesty of a solo bedroom tape. It just might be the most personal record yet from an artist who's already given the world plenty of emotional truth.
|1. Rae Street|
|2. Sunfair Sundown|
|3. Here’s The Thing|
|4. Before You Gotta Go|
|5. Turning Green|
|1. Take It Day By Day|
|2. If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight|
|3. Write A List of Things To Look Forward To|
|5. Oh The Night|