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BARNS COURTNEY Shares Wild Video for ’99’

You’ll find yourself yearning for a past era as Barns Courtney shares a fun video for 99.

Barns Courtney 2018

A day at the office with Barns Courtney, anyone? You’ll definitely want to join him after seeing the video for 99.

Featuring Barns Courtney as your typical desk worker, what ensues is definitely not a typical day at work. Hounded by his swearing, spitting boss, Barns slacks off by playing a retro racing game, and somehow we end up in a situation where Barns is inside the game simulation. Naturally, a wizard is involved, who tells Barns, “I’m gonna take you back to the good old days” and gives him the power to transform his colleagues into guitar-playing, drumming ‘90s identities. It’s certainly not your usual music video, but the bizarre storyline and colourful graphics could not be better matched for the track.

Speaking about the track’s inspiration and psychedelic visuals, Barns says:

“99” is a song about losing touch with your former self and the needless formalisation of fun in our daily lives as we age. I guess I felt like I escaped the usual tropes of adulthood through music. This video is an imagining of life on a different path. And an insight into my own struggles with identity, and the bizarre ritual of growing up.

Barns will embark on his biggest UK headline tour this November, and you do not want to miss it. Catch him at the following dates.


06 – The Maze, Nottingham

07 – Night & Day Cafe, Manchester

09 – Think Tank Underground, Newcastle

10 – G2, Glasgow (SOLD OUT)

12 – Mama Roux’s, Birmingham

13 – The Exchange, Bristol

14 – The Bullingdon, Oxford

15 – Heaven, London

Barns Courtney tour 2018