Barns Courtney has today released his extraordinary debut album’ The Attractions Of Youth’, on Virgin EMI, and in celebration has also unveiled the video for his single “Kicks”, alongside a special performance on James Corden’s Late Late show which you can watch below.
Shot in the US, the video documents a day of debauchery as Barns and his companions cause mayhem at the infamous Pink Motel in LA. Cut between crystal clear footage and vintage shots, the video matches the songs ferocity beat for beat, making for the perfect visual fit.
‘The Attractions Of Youth‘ is an impressive statement from the British born / US raised musician. Featuring the already successful singles “Champion”, “Fire”, “Glitter & Gold” and “Golden Dandelions”, he kicks on to deliver a plethora of blues/folk-tinged pop anthems. From the Kings Of Leon-esque americana excitement of “Hands” & “Hobo Rocket”, to the more stripped-back sounds of ‘Goodbye John Smith’ and “Little Boy”, this debut showcases his versatility and effortless ability to adapt. As well as soaring vocals appearing as a constant throughout, Barns Courtney has placed a firm marker in the sand with his maiden release.