New Release & Video: Sharon Van Etten – Beaten Down

Sharon Van Etten follows 2019’s Remind Me Tomorrow with a new single, “Beaten Down,” and its gorgeous accompanying video. “‘Beaten Down’ is about love, patience and empathy,” says Van Etten. “It’s about making life-changing choices and remaining strong enough to see them through.”

Produced by John Congleton, the song opens with dark, minimalistic percussion and Van Etten’s smouldering voice before growing more textured, expanding with layered vocals, synths and keys.

Take a listen and a watch below…

The “Beaten Down” video was directed by Nicky and Juliana Giraffe at Giraffe Studios and features Van Etten and the dancing duo of Allison and Veronica Huber. “Our goal was to create a striking and psychedelic video set in the California desert, a welcoming of Sharon’s next chapter here,” explains Nicky and Juliana Giraffe. “Upon hearing the song, our minds automatically drifted into stark black and white, fever dreams, dark silhouettes contrasted against a barren desert landscape. Our intention was to give Sharon’s song and performance space to breathe and echo. It was important to us that the dancers were strongly connected and we’re so lucky to have worked with the talented Huber Twins on this project.”

As previously announced, Van Etten guest stars in Eliza Hittman’s new film, ‘Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always’ which premiered at Sundance last week to a great deal of industry praise. Watch the trailer here…

Live dates below…

April 17 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
April 18 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
April 19 – North Charleston, SC @ High Water Festival
April 20 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
April 22 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
April 24 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
April 25 – Fort Worth, TX @ Fortress Festival
April 26 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
April 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
May 22 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
July 29 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summer Stage


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