In an interview with No Jumper on July 14, 2019, Thugger explained the artistic direction and the concept behind his debut album: I’m about to put my album out. Top Lyrics of 2010. I really like that part of the process as they develop. "Good Vibrations" is a song by the American rock band the Beach Boys that was composed by Brian Wilson with lyrics by Mike Love. She had this natural ability to write these effortless melodies that stayed with you for days. The song is written, worked on and refined, and I know what I’m saying. "My Back Pages" is a song written by Bob Dylan and included on his 1964 album Another Side of Bob Dylan. … We did not bounce on 24s, we had no cristal popin or a stretch navigator. “I was always trying to start bands with people in school and, when I was 18, I started performing my own songs in bars and joined a couple of bands,” she says, echoing the line she seems to have always walked between bedroom recording artist and basement jam-session pal. Danny's song . “Coming from Australia, when you get here and there’s people at a venue to see you, it’s just like, ‘Where did you come from? “I started writing ‘Sunday Roast’ when I was 13,” she said. Records, which Barnett says is a five-minute drive from her house in a space that is used “half for the label and half for music making.” On most days, Barnett will walk the 30-minutes to work and listen to the music she recorded the night before. Gunna) It is Thug’s first album to hit the top spot on the chart. So Much Fun debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, moving 131,000 units in its first week. Yet, there’s little sign of that soft-spoken singer-songwriter onstage: Barnett comes out swinging, running through her new LP in its entirety, before offering a selection of greatest hits. I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You: A Novel Paperback – April 7, 2015 by Courtney Maum (Author) › Visit Amazon's Courtney Maum Page. “It’s been so cool seeing people’s interpretations and stories because it’s obviously so broad. The production on So Much Fun, along with the way Thug processes it, is based in trap but equally indebted to video game scoring and some unplaceable fantasy world. Too Much Lyrics: Don't think about it too much, too much, too much, too much / There's no need for us to rush it through / Don't think about it too much, too much, too much, too much / This is more Probably like 3 more weeks… or a month… It’s called Gold Mouth God, but I might change the name to So Much Fun because every song is like, it’s not even a point to the songs. - #32 “Bad Bad Bad” (feat. Updated daily with lyrics, reviews, features, meanings and more. Released as a single on October 10, 1966, it was an immediate critical and commercial hit, topping record charts in several countries including the US and UK. So Much Fun debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, moving 131,000 units in its first week. In that special, the songs were respectively performed by Dick Shawn as the Snow Miser and George S. Irving as his brother Heat Miser. You must be having so much fun Everything’s amazing So subservient I make myself sick Are you listening? As a shy, somewhat-neurotic, creative individual who blatantly titled a tune on her new album “Crippling Self- Doubt and a General Lack of Confidence,” she’s also had to deal with the pressures of catapulting from a punky, DIY guitarist to an ambassador of wry, Aussie indie-cool. He would confirm this change in a tweet posted five days later. Barnett appeared on major TV programs like SNL and Ellen, and even scored a prestigious Best New Artist Grammy nod. In addition, two musicians who helped patent Barnett’s sound a generation ago, identical twins Kim and Kelley Deal of The Breeders, offered cameos. And even though we ain’t got money, I’m so in love with ya honey, everything will bring a chain of love. Katie Harkin also signed on as part of Barnett’s live band, adding keyboards, guitar and some estrogen to the project. Last fall, Cloher opened for Vile and Barnett’s run, marking the 44-year-old Australian musician’s first major U.S. outing (the same management and PR companies look after both women’s careers). She’s been through a lot these past couple of years—gotta get it off your chest somehow.”. I’ll figure out what they mean [and], as time goes on, they become clearer. “It’s that struggle between feeling hopeful, or wanting to feel hopeful, and feeling hopeless,” she admits with a flash of her small but warm smile. I still get so nervous, but it’s just a bit more dialed-down each time.”. At the moment, though, Barnett has good reason to embrace the hopeful part of the her new emotive mash-up. Oh I'm brushing my teeth on top, it's so much fun I hate to stop, but while I'm brushing my teeth and having so much fun, I never let the water run. That’s all it is sometimes, just stepping away from it. He will be like you and me, free as a dove. On August 10, 2019, Thug took to Instagram to finally reveal both the album’s artwork and release date of August 16, 2019, his 28th birthday. The whole communication thing, even in a solid relationship with someone like Cloher, is still something she’s actively working on, too. - #60 “Just How It Is” For more features, interviews, album reviews and more, subscribe here. “It wasn’t something I was purposefully writing about; it was just what was on my mind, and I was trying to understand it all.”. We’re all using art to examine life, and my own perspective is the only one I can speak to with any authority on.”. Both musicians brought a stack of new songs to the sessions and rounded out the set with covers by Cloher and Tanya Donelly of Belly and The Breeders. I’m honest in my own music because I love that quality in other people’s art. And so it was that I found myself in late September 2002 at my first solo show in Paris feeling neither proud nor encouraged by the crowds of people who had come out to support my paintings, but saddened. (Shake hips side to side) A tiny little paper is what I'll get. For someone who seemed very quiet and shy in normal life, there was a confidence and ease onstage. It is stylistically similar to his earlier folk protest songs and features Dylan's voice with an acoustic guitar accompaniment. Oftentimes, she tested her new material out on Jen Cloher, her romantic partner and sometimes creative collaborator, first. Everything will bring a chain of love. The album, which Barnett recorded at breakneck speed with her band, cemented her sound—a teen-spirit-inducing bolt of ‘90s guitar rock and Pavement-like lyrical swagger that was still loose and groovy enough to feel in line with the post-jam festival scene. “CB was working at this bar along with my brother, who had told me to come down and meet her because she was the coolest. Earlier in her career, Barnett slimmed her quartet down to a trio since it was a more economical way to tour internationally, but The Drones’ Dan Luscombe, an alum of her outfit, has played guitar on both her albums. Barnett also used her time off to work with Cloher; she appears on 2017’s self-titled album and, earlier this year, returned to clubs in the U.S. to showcase the new songs as part of her wife’s backing band. - #61 “Surf” (feat. We worked really long hours and late nights, but it was good.”, Cloher adds, “Nearly all of the guitar on the album—especially the hooks and solos—are Courtney’s. “I was passing through when they were in the studio making their new album [All Nerve],” Barnett says. Future) I remember thinking how melodic and catchy her songs were. This article originally appears as the cover story in the July/August 2018 issue of Relix. Despite working her way up the venue rungs from dingy clubs to major theaters during the past few years, she says she still can’t quite wrap her head around how to navigate New York City. Popular Song Lyrics. Pre-K, here we come. - #70 “Sup Mate” (feat. In an interview with No Jumper on July 14, 2019, Thug expressed that he wanted to change the album from its tentative title GØŁDMØÜFDÖG to So Much Fun to properly reflect the mood of the songs: All the songs are like turn up, club, radio… fucking parade music… It ain’t no storylines to it… This shit is all about fun. So we try to be pretty honest with each other.”, From her second album’s evocative title to her songs’ honest lyrics, Barnett’s change in tone was immediately noticeable. - #55 “What’s The Move” (feat. The couple first met about six years ago through the Melbourne music scene. I kind of made a band and then I didn’t record my first EP until I was about 23.”. Frequent collaborators like Wheezy and Southside, as well as friend and former tourmate J. Cole, have pushed themselves to their weirdest in attempts to keep up with Thug’s vocal experiments. “The first time I saw Courtney play was in the front bar of the Tote in Collingwood, Melbourne,” Cloher says. You don’t have to pretend you’re not scared Everyone else is just as terrified as you. Think I'm gonna have a son. Her family wasn’t particularly into music—“dad seemed to like a lot of jazz and blues, and mom liked mostly classical, but I think the only contemporary thing they had was an ABBA record,” she says—yet she quickly fell under the spell of ‘90s gods like Nirvana and No Doubt. If you not having fun or in a fun mood, don’t even play this album. It’s like, if anything comes out about him, he would like for him to put it out. Need you so I need you so Let me go I know I'm on my knees I'm on my knees With you gone. Early on, she considered closing the new LP with “Hopefulessness” but, eventually, she decided to switch things around so that the record creeps in on a darker note and comes around to a brighter horizon by the time she reaches the album’s wistful, yet new-dawn finale, “Sunday Roast.” That’s not to say that Barnett considers “Hopefulessness” to be a totally sad song either, but it does dive right into her anger with these complicated, emotional times while wading into some righteous shoegaze fuzz. “It’s about just being open,” Barnett says of her new album and process. It’s like finding a long-lost friend.”, The night after releasing Tell Me How You Really Feel, Barnett and her backup band officially usher in the next era of their career with their industry-heavy show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Barnett was born in Sydney in 1987, and grew up in the city’s northern coastal suburbs, before attending St. Michael’s Collegiate School. I had so much fun writing this song with my friend @thisiszuzu. We'll have so much fun. The melodies and song structures have more economy and the fat has been trimmed, which gives the songs more authority. Barnett’s early EPs and full- length debut, 2015’s Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, were visceral, episodic tales mostly focused on her friends and youthful adventures. “If you can’t express what’s going on with your partner or closest friends, then life is too lonely. Adele explained to the Sun newspaper January 18, 2008 that "Chasing Pavements" is about splitting up with her ex and having her heart broken for the first time: "That song is about should I give up or should I just keep trying to run after you when there's nothing there? I don’t really have a solid goal, or process, I was just kind of writing and kept on writing. “That experience with [Kurt] gave me something else to focus on. Records, but she didn’t truly cross over to the U.S. until she compiled and released the mini-albums as the package that might as well have been her full-length debut, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, in late 2013. I love what I do—keeping it open to different things popping up. Need you so I need you so Let me go I know I'm on my knees I'm on my knees With you gone. No I never let the water run. Yet the venue’s VIP section and back-floor industry hot box are packed with just the right mix of promoters, managers, publicists, writers, bloggers and passionate fans to ensure that the evening’s clubhouse vibe is in full effect. Me and Kim have stayed in touch for a while, and I thought that she was perfect for the chorus line of ‘Crippling Self Doubt and a General Lack of Self- Confidence.’ Having them record with me is just this other level of encouragement and this strange connection of two different times, really. : Danny, if by standing up and lying, I misdirected Iraqi intelligence for even half a beat, then it was absolutely worth it. Barnett has a few of her own celebrations on tap, too, including an interactive art- happening at a Downtown New York space later in the day and an intimate album-release show at a venue she’s long outgrown, Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, the next night. She roared back with Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit the following year. She’s started to work on her next LP already, too, in the loosest way possible. However, J. Cole was not mentioned as executive producer in the album’s official credits, and when asked to confirm Cole’s involvement himself in an interview with Rolling Stone, Young Thug refused, leaving J. Cole’s status as executive producer of the project up to question. “It could be any time, really, but the last few years have been so full of these things.”. She stops short of landing on any specific creative hurdle, but does admit that she always “has a bit of writer’s block,” and working with Vile and her wife helped spur the album along. We've just begun, I think I'm gonna have a son. Gunna) I can't remember having so much fun. More Information (I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You: A Novel) I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You: A Novel will end up being beneficial. When I’m making music I think of unicorns up high When I’m making music I think of cyclones with one eye We have non-disclosures. 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Some are funny and some are silly, and some of them are vulnerable and sad.”, Ever since Barnett burst out of the Australian alt-psych underground with “Avant Gardener”—a bouncy, autobiographical account of an asthma attack and ambulance ride where she admits, “I was never good at smoking bongs/ I’m not that good at breathing in”—she’s built a career out of making small, personal stories feel like big moments, with enough matter-of-fact observational humor to earn comparisons to an episode of Seinfeld.”Court has one of the best views on the world I’ve ever seen,” her wide-smiling, shaggy-haired bassist Andrew “Bones” Sloane says. - #84 “Lil Baby” Now, in between verses of “City Looks Pretty” that talk about ignored cell-phone calls and the shifting lines between strangers and friends, she sings that “the city takes pity on your injured soul/ and heavenly prose ain’t enough good to fill that hole.”, Once she had about 70 percent of her new cuts written, Barnett booked a studio near her house and recruited the same crew that fleshed out her previous record. “I wrote a lot of my album that way, walking back and forth.”. At the moment, I’m humming her new album all the time. In the mornin' when I rise. Barnett and her band went for dinner and drinks after their talk-show taping, so she’s feeling a bit “dopey” today. In his 2019 interview with Rolling Stone, when asked flat-out if J. Cole executive produced So Much Fun, Thug responded: You guys have to ask him that. “Once I know that I’m nearly there, then I can push myself a little extra bit further. So it’s really nice to see that song’s growth, and I added the outro part as almost like a chorus. He’s kind of like a prince at this point. (Point to yourself with thumb) Yes, It's true. An Amazon Best Book of the Month, June 2014: One way to read Courtney Maum’s funny, smart, frothy first novel is as a primer on why cheating on your spouse is a terrible idea--especially when your wife is beautiful, and French, and a lawyer, and the mother of your child, and she loves you. But it’s a lot more mature and a real grower. Courtney Barnett can sum up her current world view in a single breath: “hopefulessness.” Like many of her best zingers, it’s a sharp, quick-witted descriptor that’s both biting and playful, pairing well with the updated slacker-rock riffs that have always helped Barnett’s slice-of-life observations roll off the tongue so easily. Barnett currently has international dates scheduled deep into the year, including stops at marquee spots like Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Bandshell, Rhode Island’s Newport Folk Festival and the Bay Area’s Treasure Island Music Festival. Upcoming Lyrics. I'm done reading and I don't want it to end. It is also worth noting that Young Thug recorded a majority of the album after his joint tour with J. Cole finished. How do you know about me?’ It’s amazing,” she says, sounding a bit aloof without coming off as pretentious. The night really starts heating up with album’s third tune, the angular guitar jam “Charity,” which offers a close look at her relationship woes while still taking down the overly medicated, and meditative, modern world. It's about realizing that perfection isn't perfect, and isn't possible, but that reality has so much more to offer. I'm so in love with ya honey. - #82 “Light It Up” But always we were like so what, i'm drunk. People smile and tell me I'm the lucky one. Spell our names much better. The song is a critical profile of a self-absorbed lover about whom Simon asserts "You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you." Yes, Jeffery finally dropped a project on his birthday! I think with music, at least, I have the safety of [the song]. “I was doing my solo stuff on the side still. “I like to be open and honest in all of my relationships,” Cloher adds. Tina Fey also sat on the couch during the program. I can’t wait to see you again. Millions of searchable song lyrics at your fingertips. If you not having fun or in a fun mood, don’t even play this album. And there are these red telephones you pick up and you can hear someone talking to you. It was through Immigrant Union that she locked in with her now-steady rhythm section of Bones and drummer Dave Mudie, who were affectionately referred to as The Courtney Barnetts early on. Swoon-worthy lyric: "The things I wanna do to you / My body's calling you / I'm having so much fun with you / Now it's just me and you / Your body's my party, let's get it started" 7. It drives you crazy how they all get in there.”, It was a hard time for Cloher, who had been slogging it out in clubs for years, but she’s recently scored a fair amount of buzz of her own. (Make square with hands) So, You ought to be proud,(Put hands on hips) “She was quietly playing slide guitar, and I shared some chips with her and we chatted about music,” Mudie reflects. It is Thug’s first album to hit the top spot on the chart. Most publically, she released the conversational, collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice with Philadelphia indie-folk guitarist Kurt Vile. We really found our footing in those early tours as a three-piece.”, CB3 started gaining some local traction, thanks to her early EPs, I’ve Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris and How to Carve a Carrot into a Rose, which she released on her own Milk! “It’s a classic, sticky-carpet, graffiti-in-the-toilet sort of pub that is well loved by local musicians. It was more of a collaboration in the studio.”. According to a close collaborator of his, Be EL Be, Thug was still adding songs and changing the tracklist all the way up to the week the album dropped. “I still can’t do any sort of public speaking well. Anonymous 08 January 2021 Reply. C.J. After coming close with 2016’s JEFFERY (August 26) and 2018’s Slime Language (August 17), So Much Fun was released on Jeffery’s 28th birthday. “She is pretty cheeky.” (The trio’s work with Immigrant Union can be heard on their second studio release, 2014’s Anyway.). “We planned to record a song when he was passing through Melbourne, just to make it easier to hang out. Otherwise, I was kind of writing or working at Milk! Lyrics. “What shines through on this album is Courtney’s personality; she’s not hiding behind overly clever lyrics. If a Jen show pops up, then I do that. Never did a party feel catered, and regularly there were no honeys to our right. These songs have less of a specific narrative; they’re not tied to an event.”. “That’s part of the journey of it anyhow—it’s the constant blocking and unblocking,” Barnett says. “Whether it was an altercation with someone, a relationship or a bigger political issue, I noticed that a lot of the problems that kept coming up went back to communication,” the 30-year- old Australian singer/guitarist says of the moody track. Dressed in her uniform—a denim shirt and black jeans— and sporting a purple baseball cap with a koala on it, she looks rock star enough for a preppy woman sipping her glass of wine to not-so-subtly inch closer to eavesdrop as Barnett digs into her three-year lag between solo releases. “I have a lot of nerves performing, but a lot less than public speaking or something,” Barnett had said the previous afternoon. The protagonist of Courtney Maum’s debut novel, “I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You,” is really, truly hard to like. On May 23, 2019, Thug released the J. Cole and Travis Scott-assisted promotional single, “The London.” This release was followed by the official music video, which premiered on August 1, 2019. It was a really nice process—getting back together and making another album a couple of years later in a different studio. But she doesn’t scream famous enough for the bartender to stop his casual conversation with another customer from seeping into the interview. At one point, she even paraphrases Nelson Mandela. I don't have much to go off, but I'm looking for a song for my dad. Top Lyrics of 2009. “We put an invite out to a couple of visual artists—gave them the brief on Tell Me How You Really Feel and gave them some film—and they created these really diverse and interesting little collections of photos, and I love it,” she says of that evening’s presentation, while fidgeting with a magazine laying on the bar. It’s a mid-May afternoon near the end of a relentlessly dreary, never-ending winter, and Barnett is hunched over and passively rocking back and forth on a barstool at a restaurant in New York’s hip Bowery Hotel. “She’ll often point something out to me knowing that I’m the only one around who would get what she’s showing. Recently Added. So that makes it a lot safer. “Life on the road doesn’t give you much personal space, so you tend to think a lot more about where your life is— what you’re doing, how you got there, that sorta stuff,” Bones adds. When I perform them for different people, you can almost see how they’re hearing it, and it becomes a different song.”, Years ago, Barnett faced backlash for covering Kanye, but she hasn’t lost her quirky edge. While reports from Complex and Billboard initially indicated that J. Cole would be executive producing a Young Thug album in 2019, the album’s official credits do not indicate that these plans were ever realized. (Shake head up and down) I'm a Graduate (Point with thumb)-ooh ooh ooh. The songs "Snow Miser" and "Heat Miser" were originally written by Maury Laws and Jules Bass for the 1974 Rankin-Bass stop-motion animated special The Year Without A Santa Claus. Medication just makes you more upset I bet you got a lot to prove I know you’re still the same. “We just became friends through touring and a couple of mutual friends,” Barnett says of Lotta Sea Lice’s genesis. “We have a bit of a rule that we need to be brutally honest because people are so concerned with hurting your feelings that, sometimes, it’s hard to get an honest answer,” Barnett says before trailing off. Machine Gun Kelly). Meanwhile, Barnett started showcasing her material with Mudie and a few other musicians; when an early bassist moved away after she record her first EP, Bones stepped in to provide the low-end, but not before her former bandmate expanded her mind by introducing her to a group he often covered, the Grateful Dead. AYO Traptorial Chronicles Part Two you guys showed SO MUCH LOVE I had to make another one lmao you can tell I’m having too much fun with these lol Thank you so much for all sweet comments and messages, we LIT Part 3? “It’s OK as long as you are aware if it.”. - #26 “Hot” (feat. “In the notebook, nothing much bigger than that,” she says sheepishly. I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You is an enjoyably moving and funny story about a man trying to regain control of his life, professionally and personally. So we booked a studio and we were like, ‘Well, we got the studio, why don’t we do another one?’ We both wrote songs with the intention of doing them together because we were so distant. “We met in a little skate bar called the Blue Tile Lounge on Smith St. in Fitzroy,” Bones says nostalgically. “I just work better with a deadline sometimes,” she says, easing into her grin. However, Barnett’s career started to blossom a few months after they got together. Instead of immediately capitalizing on her success with a quick follow-up EP, Barnett busied herself with a variety of side-projects while she got her creative juices flowing. He would then reveal the tracklist and features in a post made to Instagram five days later. Lil Baby) Lil Uzi Vert) Serving as something of a primer, the tracks, and especially the single “Avant Gardener,” helped Barnett sign with Mom + Pop records and fueled a 2014 North American club tour that seeded her current ravenous fanbase. On Tell Me How You Really Feel, she turns her keen eye inward, digging into her own hopes, dreams, fears and relationships. They’re beautiful and really varied. I Am Having So Much Fun Without You 1 MOMENTS OF great import are often tinged with darkness because perversely we yearn to be let down. He will be like she and me, as free as a dove, conceived in love, Sun is gonna shine above. So Much Fun is Atlanta rapper Young Thug’s debut studio album and thirteenth official solo release, following his September 2018 EP On the Rvn. All the songs are like turn up, club, radio… fucking parade music… It ain’t no storylines to it… This shit is all about fun. Young Thug himself has also neither confirmed nor denied Cole’s involvement in the album’s creation process. Upon moving to Melbourne, she fell in with a group of area musicians and started playing in Immigrant Union, a psychedelic-folk and country outfit that boasted Brent DeBoer of The Dandy Warhols. “It’s hard because you don’t wanna put too much [stock] into what someone else thinks, but we really trust each other’s opinions. I started ‘Help Your Self’ [a narrative, loping look at serenity] when I was 15. On March 29, 2019, Complex reported that J. Cole would be the album’s executive producer, which was additionally confirmed by Billboard on the same day. He smiled and said, "Boy you're having too much fun" Too much fun, what's that mean? I warned you twice and now I'm writing you up" I said "Officer, what have I done?" An Amazon video crew can be spotted roaming the crowds. And in the morning when I rise, you bring a tear of joy to my eyes, And tell me everything is gonna be alright. I listened to it on repeat for months. I hope one day we can record our song ‘Gods and Unicorns’ in a studio together ️ Here are our lyrics. The title subject's identity has long been a matter of speculation, with Simon stating that the song refers to three men, only one of …