'Things Take Time, Take Time' is Courtney Barnett's new mantra : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN Barnett's new album was shaped by time in many ways — time off, time alone, time kept. In this session we'll hear a live performance recorded during Barnett's New Zealand tour.

'Things Take Time, Take Time' is Courtney Barnett's new mantra

Courtney Barnett on World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Rae Street "
  • "Oh The Night"
  • "I Never Get Lonesome"
  • "Before You Gotta Go"

Things Take Time, Take Time is the title of the new and third studio album from Australia's Courtney Barnett — and that name is doing a lot of work. It's both a mantra and a thesis statement for the new record, which was shaped by time in many ways: Time off from touring during the pandemic, time alone, even the way Barnett chose to "keep time" in her songs, using a drum machine.

Barnett joins me for a conversation in this session, and we'll hear some live performances from her and her band, recorded while on tour in New Zealand. We'll start with a track directly from the new album, called "Write a List of Things to Look Forward To."

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