Courtney Love – “Miss Narcissist”

It’s not often that we get to hear new music from Courtney Love, though she did give us one song on the Empire soundtrack and another single, “You Know My Name,” last year. This morning, out of nowhere, she’s got a new digital single out on Ghost Ramp, the label run by Wavves frontman Nathan Williams. “Miss Narcissist” is more lo-fi than just about anything Love has released in the last couple of decades. But Love has one of those inimitable plutonium rock voices, and everything she sings comes out sounding like an anthem designed to shake arena rafters. Like a lot of Love’s best songs, it also reads as a sly comment on her public perception. Love is on tour with Lana Del Rey now, and this is the kind of song that will probably sound great in the actual arenas where she’s performing now. It’s a good one, and you can hear it below.

“Miss Narcissist” is out digitally today on Ghost Ramp/Crush Music, and a “Miss Narcissist” b/w “Radio Killer” 7″ single is coming this summer.