Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has released her third studio album, Things Take Time, Take Time. The 10-track collection, out today via Mom+Pop Music/Marathon Artists, marks Barnett’s first LP since 2018’s Tell Me How You Really Feel.

Recorded in late 2020 and early 2021 in Sydney, Northern New South Wales, and Melbourne with producer/drummer Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint, Cate le Bon, Kurt Vile), Things Take Time represents another step forward for Barnett. In what is described in a press release as “Courtney 2.0,” the singer-songwriter approached the album with a new stylistic outlook that builds on her past discography. While Things Take Time still features the brutally honest lyricism that has defined the Australian musician’s career, the new album points to the inherent beauty of the world and is less awash in some of the rage that defined her earlier work.

That shift is clear on “If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight”, Courtney’s “one true unabashed love song to date,” which arrived on Tuesday along with a new video. “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,” she said in a statement. “‘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.”

Listen to Things Take Time, Take Time by Courtney Barnett on the platform of your choice here or stream it via Spotify below.

Courtney Barnett – Things Take Time, Take Time – Full Album

Courtney Barnett is supporting the release of the new album with an extensive 2021–2022 North American tour her first in three years. See below for a full list of upcoming tour dates and head to Courtney’s website for ticketing details.

Courtney Barnett North American Tour Dates 2021–2022

Sat November 27 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
Mon November 29 – Las Vegas, NA @ Brooklyn Bowl with Bedouine
Tues December 1 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory with Bedouine
Thurs December 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot with Bedouine
Sat December 4 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren with Bartees Strange
Sun December 5 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park with Bartees Strange
Thu, December 9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theater at Ace Hotel with Warpaint
Fri December 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Ace with Bartees Strange
Sun December 12 – Oakland, CA @ The Fox with Bartees Strange
Tues December 14 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount with Bartees Strange
Wed December 15 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
Sat January 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Palace Theatre with Julia Jacklin
Sun January 23 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre with Julia Jacklin
Thurs January 22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
Tues January 25 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre with Julia Jacklin
Wed January 26 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live with Julia Jacklin
Sun January 30 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
Fri January 28 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman with Julia Jacklin
Sat January 29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern with Julia Jacklin
Mon January 31 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel with Shamir
Wed February 2 – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club with Shamir
Thurs February 3 – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club with Shamir
Fri February 4 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met with Julia Jacklin
Sat February 5 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall with Julia Jacklin
Mon February 7 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
Tues February 8 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre with Shamir
Thurs February 10 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground with Shamir
Fri February 11 – Montreal, QC @ Mtelus with Shamir
Sat February 12 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall with Shamir

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