Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett has shared new single "How To Boil An Egg".
The standalone track is only available as a 7" via the freshly launched Split Singles Club and is one of just a handful of new songs from Barnett to emerge following 2015's lauded LP Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.
"I used to perform this song at all the open mics when I was 21," Barnett explains. "It never got recorded, so for personal posterity I updated it and made this version recently when I was bunkered up in the bush doing some demos for my next album. In tradition of the Milk! Records compilation releases, like 'Pickles From The Jar' or 'Three Packs A Day', I wanted to include a song of mine for Split Singles Club that was a tad left of album-centre. It’s a songwriting experiment that doesn’t really belong anywhere else."
Given that Barnett performs every instrument on the recording, this isn't the Courtney Barnett x Kurt Vile collab teased earlier this year.
The new singles club is a collaboration between Milk!, the label co-founded by Barnett and Jen Cloher, and Bedroom Suck. Find out more and subscribe.