The track was recorded during the sessions for the aforementioned album, and as Barnett explained on Twitter, it was tracked live before her band had spent much time with it — so you can hear some impromptu changes and ad-libs on the recording.
New song "Small Talk". We recorded this during the Tell Me How You Really Feel sessions. It was tracked live n i had only just shown it to the band so you can hear me calling out changes n making up a few lyrics on the spot. it's OUT NOW hope u like it xo.https://t.co/8OvsfWvDp4 pic.twitter.com/dM141NdK9U— courtney barnett (@courtneymelba) October 4, 2018
Listen to "Small Talk" below. See Barnett's upcoming tour dates here.