Clever and casually cut-throat, Aussie-born Courtney Barnett just released the official music video for her latest single, "Dead Fox." Stylistically, the video is colorful and quirky, a fun contrast to Barnett's deadpan vocals. Cartoon animals are seen peacefully driving cars until a crazed, grumpy-looking fox experiences a hint of road rage. This results in a squished human couple and moments of gory roadkill that Barnett compares to Jackson Pollock paintings.
Thematically, the song can be interpreted as a kind of reckless abandonment regarding the environment and big businesses. Carefully constructed around a melodic guitar, it's easy to ignore the serious side of the song and simply bob your head to "If you can't see me, I can't see you." The charm of the song ultimately lies in its subtlety and the way the message also happens to be a catchy ear worm.
Courtney Barnett released her debut album back in March, titled Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit which is available on Amazon (Vinyl, CD, MP3). Stream the album and read our review here on Zumic.
For Courtney Barnett's latest music, news, and tour dates, check out her Zumic artist page.
Source: Milk! Records YouTube Channel