Courtney Barnett Talks Songwriting And Shyness The Melbourne rocker makes her witty songcraft look easy. Performing and socializing, however, are a whole other battle.
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Courtney Barnett Talks Songwriting And Shyness

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Courtney Barnett Talks Songwriting And Shyness

Courtney Barnett Talks Songwriting And Shyness

Courtney Barnett Talks Songwriting And Shyness

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"Mom and dad would give us books of riddles and stuff like that for Christmas. I just always kind of found it interesting, and took to trying to say things in a different way. I'm not really good at finding words in normal conversations as I am at songwriting."

Courtney Barnett makes songwriting look easy, unfurling mile-a-minute strings of wordplay that are as funny as they are evocative. Performing and socializing, however, are a whole other battle. The Melbourne rocker spoke with NPR's Rachel Martin about her new album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit; hear their conversation at the audio link.

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