Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper: Courtney Barnett – “Depreston”

March 2, 2015

There is something special about this particular Courtney Barnett tune. It’s the same formula as many of her others: a simple story from her life turned into a mindful ramble above oscillating guitar riffs that ebb and flow in an attempt to follow her mind. But this one has always been my favorite for some reason. I feel like you can hear her frustration build and release itself within the song. It’s entirely specific to her life while being equally relatable to anyone listening. As that same guitar pattern really begins to sink in, you feel the futileness of house hunting. Her surging frustration coincides at its climax with the line “If you’ve got a spare half a million, you could knock it down and start rebuilding.” I’ve been listening to the video at the bottom since it came out and I just haven’t fallen out of love with the song yet. Go from bottom to top for a chronological progression. Courtney Barnett’s Sometimes I Sit, And Sometimes I Just Sit is out March 23rd.

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