Courtney Barnett Shares Charming Ode to Instant Ramen, 'Three Packs a Day': Listen

Courtney Barnett
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Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett is nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy and as she gears up for the big day (Feb. 15), she's delivered a new song called "Three Packs a Day" -- a generous offering from the Australian songwriter behind one of 2015’s best albums

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Like many of Barnett's songs, the new track manages to find poetic wonder in life's more mundane details. Listen here:

You were expecting cigarettes, weren't you? Not so fast. The acoustic jam is an ode to Barnett's love and/or tolerance for instant ramen: "Boil it up, water in a saucepan / In a cup, drink it from a silver spoon."

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"Three Packs a Day" comes from a forthcoming six-track compilation from Barnett's label, Milk! Records, which she runs herself with friends in Melbourne. It's called Good For You and is due to ship "on or around" Feb. 14. It also features Ouch My Face, Fraser A. Gorman, East Brunswick All Girls Choir, the Finks and Jen Cloher.


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