Ali Barter: “Community”

After releasing her debut Trip EP last year, Australian singer/songwriter Ali Barter is back with a new EP next month. Its lead single, “Community,” opens with a wash of noisy guitar chords and a driving, bluesy guitar riff, but Barter’s vocals come in with a delicacy that adds a sweetness to the texture. But the sweetness is not indicative of her lyrical content. “Community” finds Barter depressed and hopeless, pleading for anything to make her feel alive, whether it’s community or “all your love between the sheets.” The track is emotionally raw and affecting, but it also shows off Barter’s keen sense of songcraft and it’s likely that “Community” will be stuck in your head the rest of the day.

The Community EP will be released on November 7, but you can pre-order it on iTunes now.

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