How To Boil An Egg - Courtney Barnett

from the single How To Boil An Egg (2017)

I believe that the future of rock and roll belongs to women.

The reason is pretty straight-forward, in the sixty years since Elvis changed the course of popular music, rock and roll has exploited every possible archetype of male persona, making it nearly impossible for new artists not to be "retreads" of past rock stars.

On the other hand, the female persona remains largely untapped, offering the promise of something different, something new.

Sadly, many pioneering "women of rock" positioned themselves as female versions of male rock personas.  This makes sense considering the sexism of the genre.  Fortunately, this leaves the door open for today's women.

Courtney Barnett is a prime example of what is possible.  A young Australian poet with a guitar, she sings of the seemingly mundane and trivial aspects of day to day life in a way that speaks to higher - never before spoken - truths.  She does this over a rambling rock vibe that evokes Dylan while never touching his overplayed archetype.

Her latest song How To Boil An Egg is the latest example.

Courtney Barnett - and other new women artists like her - are the future of rock and roll.

Click Here to listen to How To Boil An Egg.

Click Here to read my December 2013 blog post on Courtney Barnett's History Eraser.

Click Here to read my March 2015 blog post on Courtney Barnett's Depression.

Click Here to read my September 2016 blog post on Courtney Barnett's Three Packs A Day.

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