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Sharon Van Etten Announces New Album, Shares New Song “Comeback Kid”

Remind Me Tomorrow Due Out January 18, 2019 via Jagjaguwar

Oct 02, 2018 Photography by Ryan Pfluger
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Sharon Van Etten has announced a new album, Remind Me Tomorrow, and shared its first single, "Comeback Kid." Remind Me Tomorrow is due out January 18, 2019 via Jagjaguwar. Listen to "Comeback Kid" below. Also below are the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as Van Etten's upcoming tour dates.

Remind Me Tomorrow is the follow-up to 2014's Are We There, but she's kept busy in the intervening years, having a kid, going back to school, writing a film score, and embarking on an acting career. The album was written while Van Etten was pregnant and going to school to study psychology. Around that time she also guest starred on the Netflix show The OA and was one of the musical performers on the revival of David Lynch's Twin Peaks. Plus she wrote the score for Strange Weather, a 2017 drama directed by Katherine Dieckmann and starring Holly Hunter and Carrie Coon, as well as contributing the closing title song for Tig, a 2015 documentary on comedian Tig Notaro. As a press release describes it, "Remind Me Tomorrow was written in stolen time: in scraps of hours wedged between myriad endeavors."

John Congleton produced Remind Me Tomorrow, taking Van Etten's original demos and helping to transform them into a new sound for the singer/songwriter. "He helped flip the signature Van Etten ratio, making the album more energetic-upbeat than minimal-meditative," a press release explains. "The songs are as resonating as ever, the themes are still an honest and subtle approach to love and longing, but Congleton has plucked out new idiosyncrasies from Van Etten's sound."

The album finds Van Etten stepping away from the guitar, writing on piano. "Comeback Kid" was initially a piano ballad, but Van Etten "didn't want it to be pretty," so it evolved. The press release further describes the album's sound as such: "Remind Me Tomorrow as a whole shows this magnetism towards new instruments: piano keys that churn, deep drones, distinctive sharp drums. There are dark intense synths, a propulsive organ, a distorted harmonium."

The album features Van Etten's longtime collaborator and bandmate Heather Woods Broderick, as well as various guests, including: Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu, Zachary Dawes, Brian Reitzell, Lars Horntveth, McKenzie Smith, Joey Waronker, Luke Reynolds, and Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint.

Van Etten had this to say about the album in the press release: "I want to be a mom, a singer, an actress, go to school, but yeah, I have a stain on my shirt, oatmeal in my hair and I feel like a mess, but I'm here. Doing it. This record is about pursuing your passions."

Remind Me Tomorrow Tracklist:

1. I Told You Everything
2. No One's Easy To Love
3. Memorial Day
4. Comeback Kid
5. Jupiter 4
6. Seventeen
7. Malibu
8. You Shadow
9. Hands
10. Stay

Sharon Van Etten Tour Dates:

Sat. Oct. 6 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
Tue. Oct. 9 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks w/ The National
Sun. Oct. 14 - Oakland, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival

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