Barns Courtney is a London singer-songwriter who today shares new song ‘Goodbye John Smith’. A majestic and poignant piano ballad with echoes of ageless song-and-voice men such as Johnny Cash and Tom Waits, ‘Goodbye John Smith’ is an entrancing introduction to a new artist who is quickly, if somewhat unexpectedly, paving a path to big things.

Barns’ dropped his first track ‘Glitter & Gold’ unceremoniously online in September. With its hybrid of gospel-blues, Westerns soundtrack, the marching hip hop of Kanye’s ‘Jesus Walks’, and Barns’ honey & sand delivery, ‘Glitter & Gold’ went to #1 on the UK Spotify Viral Chart, #2 on the iTunes Alternative Chart, added to the BBC Introducing Playlist, and clocked over two hundred thousand plays across Soundcloud and YouTube, all within the span of two whirlwind months.

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