Sharon Van Etten is back with her first single via Jagjaguwar of 2020 and the first single, “”Beaten Down”, since moving to L.A. after a years in Brooklyn. She also announced a headlining show in Central Park’s SummerStage on July 29th.
The single produced by John Congleton, is the follow up to last year’s tour de force of an album, Remind Me Tomorrow. The video, directed by Nicky and Juliana Giraffe of Giraffe Studios, stars Van Etten along the duo of Allison and Veronica Huber.
About the song she said, “It’s about making life-changing choices and remaining strong enough to see them through.”
Nicky and Juliana Giraffe explained about the video that, “Our goal was to create a striking and psychedelic video set in the California desert, a welcoming of Sharon’s next chapter here. Upon hearing the song, our minds automatically drifted into stark black and white, fever dreams, dark silhouettes contrasted against a barren desert landscape.”
Sharon Van Etten has another project looming over the horizon, aside from her upcoming tour dates, with her role in Eliza Hittman’s new film, Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always. The film, which releases to theaters on March 13th, premiered at Sundance Film Festival and won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Neorealism.
Sharon Van Etten Tour Dates:
Fri. April 17 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
Sat. April 18 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Sun. April 19 – North Charleston, SC @ High Water Festival
Mon. April 20 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
Wed. April 22 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Fri. April 24 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
Sat. April 25 – Fort Worth, TX @ Fortress Festival
Sun. April 26 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
Tue. April 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Fri. May 22 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
Wed. July 29 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage w/ Real Estate, Grace Ives
By Antonio Villaseñor-Baca