[Video] Courtney Barnett: Pedestrian At Best
I’ve always found clowns rather terrifying and never understood their business in ‘entertaining’ children. They’re not particularly endearing or comical in my opinion, but Courtney Barnett has managed to accomplish both in the video for her latest tune, “Pedestrian At Best.”
Serving as our first spoonful of her full-length debut, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, the wizard-like wordsmith has continued her reign as a champion of puns and ambiguously pointed lyrics. Barnett aims her rant and distorted instruments at the source of her frustration stating, “I think you’re a joke but I don’t think you’re very funny.” The comedic theme ties in with the carnival-based visual which shows our lead lady as a face-painted entertainer whose past her prime. Although there is a new clown in town, Courtney is only getting better with each record.