So… how do you follow all that up?
In Tell Me How You Really Feel, Barnett has revealed an exhilarating shift and a bold step forward. From its title to the unsettling cover image – a blood-red tinted self-portrait in uncomfortably tight close up –Barnett reveals a new-found confidence and perspective. Whereas once she examined the world through the prism of self-analysis, Tell Me How You Really Feel shifts that focus to those she interacts with – the good ones, the bad ones, the loved ones. Those she knows intimately and those who are strangers.
There’s a muscularity to the instrumentation, a tenderness in her voice and a boldness to the lyrics. It speaks to Barnett entering a remarkable new phase of her musical evolution.
Release: Milk! Records, May 18th 2018
Words: Milk! Records/Remote Control