New Release & Video: Sharon Van Etten – Comeback Kid

Remind Me Tomorrow, Sharon Van Etten’s first new album in almost five years, comes out 18th January via Jagjaguwar, and her world tour will kick off a few weeks later. Throughout Remind Me Tomorrow, Van Etten veers towards the driving, dark glimmer moods that have illuminated the edges of her music and pursues them full force. This powerful return comes even further to life with the official video for Comeback Kid, directed by Jonathan William Turner and shot in Van Etten’s hometown of New York

Take a watch below…

“As the lyrics for ‘Comeback Kid’ unfolded, I realized I was talking about many selves: the kid, the adult, the sibling, the friend, the neighbour. I imagined a projector streaming over me of memories, unclear if they are mine or someone else’s, confronted by the disorientation of time and perspective,” explains Van Etten. “Jonathan William Turner helped me to convey these struggles of self, forgiveness, and living in the now”

William Turner comments, “The visuals draw from Sharon’s personal archive of photos and videos as the narrative of the song looks back on her past. The elements are then reactivated by an undercurrent of abstract animations. These sequences are also used to frame and obscure her performance, suggesting the fractured identity of someone looking at their past, but also confidently facing the future. Sharon is both audience and projectionist of her memories.”

Written while pregnant, going to school for psychology, and after taking The OA audition, Remind Me Tomorrow was created in stolen time: in scraps of hours wedged between myriad endeavours – guest-starring in The OA, performing in David Lynch’s revival of Twin Peaks, scoring her first feature film, Katherine Dieckmann’s Strange Weather, and the closing title song for Tig Notaro’s Tig. The range of her passions (musical, emotional, otherwise), of new careers, projects and lifelong roles, has inflected this album with a wise sense of a warped-time perspective. It reckons with the life that gets lived when you put off the small and inevitable maintenance in favour of something more present

Sharon Van Etten Tour Dates:

21 March – Birmingham @ The Mill
22 March – Manchester @ Albert Hall
23 March – Dublin @ Vicar Street
24 March – Glasgow @ St. Luke’s
26 March – London @ Roundhouse
27 March – Bristol @ SWX
29 March – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
30 March – Brussels, BE @ Orangerie (at Botanique)
1 April – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
2 April – Koln, DE @ Luxor
3 April – Munich, DE @ Strom
5 April – Berlin, DE @ Lido
6 April – Hamburg, DE @ Grünspan
7 April – Copenhagen, DK @ Studio 2 (DR Concert House)
9 April – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
10 April – Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret
11 April – Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanen