Sharon Van Etten has shared her latest single ‘Used To It’ – you can hear the new track below.
The song marks Van Etten’s second solo release of 2022, following on from last month’s ‘Porta’.
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Speaking about ‘Used To It’, which was originally written for the score for the 2020 HBO documentary Baby God, Van Etten explained: “Ultimately, the film team changed their musical direction, but I found myself welcomely challenged to the idea of writing a song about the concept of family, connection through blood, nature vs. nurture, while attempting to incorporate ideas of love and the complexities of science and technology.
“I am grateful for this song to be able to have a new life, relating more to the times we have all been living through and redefining the meaning of this song by focusing on the positives of seeking connection and understanding what family means to the individual.”
The track’s accompanying video, which you can see above, was created by Van Etten’s musical director and bandmate Charley Damski, and features the dancer and choreographer Hayden J Frederick.
Van Etten said of the clip: “Together, they helped me convey the feelings of internal struggles, while also finding space for oneself and embracing that pain in order to move on.”
Van Etten will head out on a UK and European tour this summer. You can see her upcoming tour dates below and find tickets here.
31 – Aula Magna, Lisbon, Portgual
2 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
5 – Muffathalle, Munich, Germany
6 – Openluchttheater Rivierenhof, Antwerp, Belgium
7 – Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
9 – Loaded, Oslo, Norway
10 – Rosendal, Djurgarden, Stockholm, Sweden
11 – Syd For Solen, Copenhagen, Denmark
13 – Metropol, Berlin, Germany
14 – TivoliVredenberg Grote Zaal, Utrecht, Netherlands
15 – La Cigale, Paris, France
17 – O2 Brixton Academy, London
18 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
19 – O2 Academy, Leeds
21 – Barrowland, Glasgow
22 – Vicar Street, Dublin