Courtney Barnett has unfurled her first new song since her critically-acclaimed debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit cleaned up at the ARIA Awards, the J Awards and was nominated for a Grammy.
The track, dubbed Three Packs A Day, come’s hot off a new compilation LP from C-Barn’s record label, Milk!
The jaunty indie rock number comes packing playfully strummed guitars, a bassline that meanders like a happy drunk and a spirited harmonica solo.
And while the lyrics seem to suggest that the song is about punching durries, that’s just Barnett hoodwinking you with her larrikin wordplay.
A peek at the song’s lyrics quickly reveal that the tune is – rather – an ode to the Aussie troubadour’s undying love for mie goreng soup.
“That MSG tastes good to me/ I disagree with all your warnings/It can’t be true/ That they use glue to keep the noodles stuck together,” she sings, once again showcasing that trademark charmingly-mundane-yet-somehow-insightful lyricism that apparently resonates with all of the western world’s shared sense of self identity and life experience.
Three Packs A Day features on Milk! Records’ forthcoming compilation album, Good For You, alongside new tracks by Jen Cloher, Fraser A. Gorman, Ouch My Face, The Finks, and East Brunswick All Girls Choir.
The disc is due out on February 14th.
Check out Barnett’s new one, Three Packs A Day, below.
Watch: Courtney Barnett – Three Packs A Day