Sharon Van Etten’s “Seventeen” off Remind Me Tomorrow, has become one of 2019’s most praised songs live and on record. The Obama’s even selected it for their esteemed Spotify Summer Playlist.
Today, she presents “Seventeen feat. Norah Jones,” an Amazon Original song available only on Amazon Music, and ‘Departure’, a short film that provides an exclusive look at Van Etten’s final days living in New York City.
Directed by Josh Goleman for Amazon Music, ‘Departure’ documents an intimate recording session with Jones, taking place on Van Etten’s last day in the city. In the film, the two commit to tape a striking re-imagined version of “Seventeen” following an explosive live performance at Van Etten’s sold out show at Webster Hall on May 4, 2019, her final headlining show as a New Yorker.
‘Departure’ also shows Van Etten packing up her studio and thoughtfully recounting how the city shaped her, while sharing a glimpse at her early days in New York through archival footage. The ‘Departure’ short film is available via amazon.com/sharonvanetten.
And take a listen to the new track, below…
“I’m a fan of Sharon as a person and an artist, so I was more than excited to finally get to sing together. I loved her idea to do the song in a different way,” says Jones. “It felt really great to be in the studio together, I hope we get to sing more. Singing with her and watching her at the show was breathtaking, she’s a true rock star.”