Listen to Courtney Barnett’s New Jack White-Produced Song ‘Boxing Day Blues (Revisited)’
The song ostensibly serves as a continuation of Barnett’s debut full-length, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, as the song’s title is a nod to the LP’s closing track, “Boxing Day Blues.” In comparison to the melancholic original, the new tune pleasantly chugs along as Barnett delivers her signature deadpan observations (“I’m feeling fine except for the times I’m not”) -- that is until midway through her placid tone turns to near-snarl.
“Boxing Day Blues (Revisited)” is backed with Barnett’s cover of the erstwhile Nick Cave-fronted Boys Next Door’s “Shivers,” which can be heard right here. Jack White produced both tracks at his Nashville studio. You can buy the single now at Third Man’s website.
Barnett’s tour takes her to L.A. on Oct. 20, when she’ll open for Blur at the Hollywood Bowl. Then, she’ll play a headlining gig in San Francisco on Oct. 21 before opening for Blur one more time at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Oct. 23. See her complete itinerary at this location.