Courtney Barnett shares the video for her beautiful cover of Indigenous Australian singer-songwriter Kev Carmody’ Just For You.
“A real honour to be part of this project and to celebrate Kev’s beautiful songwriting. I think “Just For You” is one of the most perfect love songs ever written.” – Courtney Barnett
Courtney’s cover is part of an upcoming and updated reissue of the 2007 Carmody tribute album Cannot Buy My Soul, featuring new tracks from Jimmy Barnes, Kasey Chambers, Kate Miller-Heidke, Alice Skye, Electric Fields, and more.
“’Just for You,’ it’s virtually a love song that I’ve directed at everybody, for everybody … It’s trying to get right to the core to say even though we have our disagreements and stuff, I still love you all very much, and I love you as an individual very much.” Says Carmody of the song. “Courtney’s presentation is so beautifully endearing and lifts my original to another plain. Her woman’s presentation puts a whole new perspective on the original lyrics.”
The video is directed by album producer Sian Darling and is filmed in one take starring Courtney and her trusty hound, Rosa.
“Uncle Kev says that these are simple lyrics trying to get right to the core, that it’s a love song directed at everybody. For him, the message is, “Even though we have our disagreements, I still love you all very much. And I love you as an individual very much.” I want the video to illustrate the power from the simplicity of Uncle Kev’s lyrics and intentions, and the exceptional tenderness in Courtney’s expression of them.” Says Darling of the video.