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Barnett’s lyrics are instantly relatable. She sounds bored: her mouth lags behind her slow talked out vocals. With lyrics like:
"It’s a Monday, so mundane, what exciting things will happen today?"
or “If you see me when I’m feeling down, I don’t know if I want you around.”
it is hard not to believe her. She is blunt- and it’s refreshing. Barnett is not trying to encode her feelings behind complex instrumentals or language. She merely ‘writes what she knows.’
The album kicks off with, “Out of the Woodwork,” a melodic piano and soft drum background that she lazily enters in a pop Lana del Rey meets haunted Sharon Ven Etten way. The song’s title gives a hint of the LP’s intention. It is as if her first release in 2010 hadn’t recieved its deserved attention, and she is emerging from a hibernation.
Her breakout has clearly paid off accepting a 7.8 on Pitchfork.
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