Every once in a while, a song comes along that grabs your attention and and makes you say hmmm. I just happened to wake up from an unscheduled late night nap on the couch when I spied Jimmy Fallon introducing Courtney Barnett, the shaggy haired songstress from Australia. What followed next, at least for me, was a 4 minute mind bending journey into the rambling stream of consciousness that is Avant Gardener. Many times I found myself reflecting on the previous lyric while my mind was scrambling to guess what she might say next. Check out the comments in the Youtube video and you’ll find some humorous, sometimes valid criticism. Personally I like the song, but it remains to be seen if she’ll have the success of 2013’s queen of down under (New Zealand), Lorde. But if clever songwriting with a unique perspective and a quirky delivery have anything to do with it, Courtney Barnett will be making music for years to come.
Order the single Avant Gardener on iTunes.
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