2015 was a massive year for Courtney Barnett. The Melbourne-based artist released her debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit to rave reviews, toured the world and secured a GRAMMY® nomination for Best New Artist.
Today we get a new song from the 28-year-old, titled “3 Packs A Day”, the track is yet another insight in the world of Courtney Barnett and her unique and poignant every day observations. “3 Packs A Day” will be released as part of an upcoming Milk! Records compilation, the label that she runs, owns and releases her music on in Australia.
While in her hometown, she was part of a special performance as part of the Melbourne Festival, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Patti Smith’s Horses. Barnett was joined on stage by Jen Cloher, Magic Dirt’s Adalita, and The Drones’ Gareth Liddiar to perform the album in it’s entirety. Barnett put her own stamp on iconic tracks “Redondo Beach” and “Break it Up”.
Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit album topped almost every major music website year end list with critics hailing it as not only one of the best releases of the year, but Barnett one of the most exciting song writers to emerge in decades.