Courtney Barnett has shared a neat reinvention of Loose Tooth's 'Keep On' - tune in now.
The track was recorded as part of a new Milk! Records compilation, in which artists from the imprint's roster cover one another's music.
Courtney Barnett was a natural to get involved, and opted to cover a song by former touring partners Loose Tooth.
Recording her own take on 'Keep On', it's a raw, chugging take on the original, with Courtney's wonderfully affecting half-spoken vocal.
Courtney Barnett comments...
We took Loose Tooth on tour around Europe in Mid-2018 and every night I sat in my hotel room teaching myself how to play 'Keep On'.
This was before their album had come out but the song already felt like an old classic to me. I sat in bed with my guitar every night n I had to slow the song down and pull it apart a little bit n in that process it gained a certain weight where I heard the words differently. The chorus became a mantra and shook me up a bit.
Loose Tooth have this incredible talent for churning out the sweetest pop songs with these biting lyrics, all whilst maintaining this charming n disarming onstage banter n crowd surfing to the bar for a beer mid-song. The lyrics to this song are particularly powerful n nostalgic to me.
The band performing with me is Jen Sholakis on Drums, Dave Mudie on Bass n Me on Guitar. I didn’t let them rehearse cos I knew they’re too good and they’d work better n looser under the pressure. We recorded it in a few hours with everyone on vocals at the end plus a little added angel, Anika AKA Hachiku.
Tune in now.
'Milk On Milk' will be released on November 15th.
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