For a long time, Sharon Van Etten was as closely associated with the city of New York as acts like Sonic Youth and Ramones were. After a stellar year behind her latest album Remind Me Tomorrow and a runaway hit with the song “Seventeen,” Van Etten has a new short about her final days in NYC. Inside, a performance with Norah Jones as well as she explains why she left for a larger space.
With shots of Van Etten performing “Seventeen” on her bed, narrating as she tells her story it all feels very intimate. With archival footage of her time in NYC, the short comes off as a love letter. To a child, to a husband and to a city, it’s a beautiful shot of a life. While showing Norah Jones in private and in concert with Van Etten, it’s a rare glimpse into who she is as an artist and as a person. It’s definitely worth getting into your head.
The video can be viewed above or on Amazon, the performance can be heard in its entirety through Amazon Music. Remind Me Tomorrow is available for purchase directly from Jagjaguwar. Sharon Van Etten is also live streaming her performance on famed PBS series Austin City Limits when she tapes it on September 30. Sharon Van Etten is set to perform at Corona Capital in Mexico City, Mexico on November 15-17 and at Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky Festival in Quintana Roo, Mexico on January 18-22.
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