The former Crack cover star has announced her new album Tell Me How You Really Feel, due out on 18 May via Mom + Pop, Marathon Artists and her own Milk! Records.
Accompanying the announcement is the release of the single Nameless, Faceless with a video directed by Lucy Dyson. Barnett sings about wanting to take walks in the park at night, and the fear of making journeys alone as a woman. The track uses the Margaret Attwood quote: “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them; women are afraid that men will kill them.”
In an interview with Pitchfork, the Australian artist revealed she was unaware of the original source of the quote until she watched The Handmaid’s Tale. “I didn’t make the connection until I was getting the album credits together. But I’d seen it a couple times in things I was reading, and I remember being like, ‘That is the strongest point.’ Because it’s so dumbed-down, it’s kind of funny – the way it flips is funny – even though it’s not a funny thing at all,” she said.
Watch Nameless, Faceless in the player above.