Watch the video for the new Courtney Barnett song "If I Don't Hear From You Tonight"

Publish Date
Thursday, 11 November 2021, 2:02PM

Courtney Barnett has unveiled "If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight", the fourth single to be lifted from her highly anticipated new album 'Things Take Time, Take Time' – out this Friday 12 November on Milk! Records.

Already garlanded by critics as one of the standout releases of the year, 'Things Take Time, Take Time', the third studio album by Courtney Barnett, signals an exciting new chapter for the indie rock superstar, consolidating her place in the storied lineage of influential singer-songwriters, even as it polishes and refines her knack for a killer melody and unique turn of phrase like never before.

At the heart of 'Things Take Time, Take Time', is a love song — one of Courtney’s first. "If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight" is effervescently, unabashedly, cheekily love-drunk, soaring and remarkably high-stakes in comparison to the rest of the record: “If loving you’s a crime, then gimme those front-page headlines,” Courtney sings, aware of the cliche and crushing too hard to care.

In Courtney’s words - “I think my stance in the past was like, ‘There's so many love songs and they don't mean anything,’ but there's something really special about zooming in on a moment and capturing it. “‘If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight’ comes from the state of where my head was at — trying to communicate honestly instead of keeping [my feelings] guarded.”

"If I Don’t Hear From You Night" is a profound and totally joyous song, one about being in love, but also about being in love with the feeling of being in love. The fuss-free but knowing, winking video depicts Courtney performing the track in the magical surrounds of Joshua Tree, accompanied by album co-producer and drummer Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint, Kurt Vile) and acclaimed Welsh songwriter Cate Le Bon, who performed bass on the song.

'Things Take Time, Take Time' is available this Friday 12 November on vinyl, CD, and digitally

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