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Courtney Barnett On World Cafe

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    Courtney Barnett on World Cafe Courtney Barnett is our next guest on World Cafe. On her new album Tell Me How You Really Feel, she serves up the sort of sharp lyrics and shredded guitars that fans fell in love with on her debut in 2015. She is known for being a powerhouse on guitar and for her detailed lyrics. She joins host Talia Schlanger and talks about working with Kurt Vile, being married to Jen Cloher - another songwriter, and performs live on the next World Café.
The Australian artist's latest album Tell Me How You Really Feel is marvelous for many reasons. Barnett discusses writing about doubt while exuding total ease and artistic certainty.
On her new album, Courtney Barnett does something I don't think many people could do — I know I couldn't do it. She takes an insult that was hurled at her and turns it into a powerful lyric in one of her songs. The insult-turned-lyric is this quote: "I could eat a bowl of alphabet soup and spit out better words than you."

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