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Sharon Van Etten Shares a Video for New Song “Seventeen”

Remind Me Tomorrow Due Out January 18 via Jagjaguwar

Jan 08, 2019
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Sharon Van Etten is releasing a new album, Remind Me Tomorrow, on January 18 via Jagjaguwar. Now she has shared another song from the album, "Seventeen," via a video for the track. Maureen Towey directed the clip, which features the singer in New York City, but in the spirit of the song, also flashes back to a 17-year-old version of Van Etten. Watch it below.

Towey had this to say about the video in a press release: "Sharon wanted to use this video to create a love letter to New York, her home for the last 15 years. She showed us around all her old haunts - the places that made her the musician that she is today. Some of these spots are still around, some are just empty lots now. We took an eye toward the city that was both tender and tough, trying to find the ways that a beautiful city can fall apart while still nurturing the hopes of a young artist."  

Previously Van Etten shared the album's first single, "Comeback Kid" (which was one of our Songs of the Week), as well as a video for the song. Then she shared another song from the album, "Jupiter 4," via a video for the song. The compelling tension filled track was all build-up with no release and its dark and mysterious black & white video matched the song's vibe well. "Jupiter 4" was also one of our Songs of the Week.

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 previous press release described 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," the previous press release explained. "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 previous press release further described 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 previous 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."

Sharon Van Etten Tour Dates:

Wed. Feb. 6 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
Thu. Feb. 7 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
Fri. Feb. 8 - Boston, MA @ Royale #
Sat. Feb. 9 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre $ #
Mon. Feb. 11 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall #
Wed. Feb. 13 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre #
Thu. Feb. 14 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall # -- SOLD OUT
Fri. Feb. 15 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall #
Sat. Feb. 16 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #
Mon. Feb. 18 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre #
Tue. Feb 19 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall #
Thu. Feb 21 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom #
Fri. Feb 22 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial #
Sat. Feb 23 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre #
Tue. Feb. 26 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
Thu. Feb 28 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park #
Fri. March 1 - Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel #
Thu. March 21 - Birmingham, UK @ The Mill
Fri. March 22 - Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
Sat. March 23 - Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
Sun. March 24 - Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke's - SOLD OUT
Tue. March 26 - London, UK @ Roundhouse
Wed. March 27 - Bristol, UK @ SWX
Fri. March 29 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Sat. March 30 - Brussels, BE @ Orangerie (at Botanique)
Mon. April 1 - Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
Tue. April 2 - Koln, DE @ Luxor
Wed. April 3 - Munich, DE @ Strom
Fri. April 5 - Berlin, DE @ Lido
Sat. April 6 - Hamburg, DE @ Grünspan
Sun. April 7 - Copenhagen, DK @ Studio 2 (DR Concert House)
Tue. April 9 - Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
Wed. April 10 - Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret
Thu. April 11 - Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanen
 
# = with Nilüfer Yanya
$ = with Fred Armisen

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