https://youtu.be/1Bvs-lM4F7E What happens when you throw Melbourne singer, Courtney Barnett in the studio with bluesman Jack White? You get an uninhibited stomper that harnesses Barnett's raw, plaintive singing amongst a largely blues-tinged composition.
As part of White's ongoing Blue Series, where singers and bands that are traveling through Nashville, are invited to stop by to record one or two songs at Third Man Studio, Barnett and White have released the A-side of their recent collaborative 7", a new track called "Boxing Day Blues Revisted."
The track stands as a bittersweet epilogue to "Boxing Day Blues," the closing track of her LP Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. Barnett attacks the new single with her signature stream-of-consciousness style of lyrics and uninhibited singing candor, reflecting on the loneliness that blossoms when a person you care about treats you like literal garbage. The new revisited version of the track, offers a much punchier and aloof delivery, as Barnett ravages her way through lyrics that read “Why you so calm? / I wanna shout / I wanna rip my goddamn throat out.” Barnett's apparent apathy, despite love loss, is compelling and sucks you into the reprise.
"Boxing Day Blues Revisted," which was recorded, mixed, mastered, and sent to the pressing plant in one single afternoon, is joined by a cover of Rowland S. Howard’s “Shiver," on side B. Purchase the 7" on Third Man Records website.