Courtney Barnett Rocks 'Late Night' With 'Crippling Self-Doubt and a General Lack Of Confidence'

Courtney Barnett
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Courtney Barnett performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on May 18, 2018.

Courtney Barnett played “Crippling Self-Doubt and a General Lack of Confidence” from her album Tell Me How You Really Feel on Seth Meyers Monday night (Oct. 22). 

The 30-year-old singer, known for her deadpan vocals and quirky lyrics, effectively channeled a ’90s rock band sound throughout the performance. “Yeah they say whoever pays/ The piper calls the tune/ Oh, let's avoid the truth/ Make you all feel special,” she sang while strumming her left-handed guitar, which matched the stage lights. 

“I don't know, I don't know anything/ I don't owe, I don't owe anything,” Barnett continued, then broke into a brief guitar solo that acted as a bridge, giving it her all.

Watch Barnett’s grungy Late Night performance below.


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