Sharon Van Etten debuts “Comeback Kid” video

Singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten has released a video for "Comeback Kid." The clip was directed by Jonathan William Turner
Sharon Van Etten "Comeback Kid."

Sharon Van Etten will release Remind Me Tomorrow. The full-length is due out on January 18th via Jagjaguwar, followed by a lengthy tour, including North American and European dates. Album track “Comeback Kid,” now has a video. The clip was directed by Jonathan William Turner and shot in Van Etten’s hometown of New York.

Sharon Van Etten on “Comeback Kid”

“As the lyrics for ‘Comeback Kid’ unfolded, I realized I was talking about many selves: the kid, the adult, the sibling, the friend, the neighbor. 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.”

Jonathan William Turner on the video:

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.”

Using Van Etten’s prescribed references— Suicide, Portishead, and Nick Cave’s Skeleton Tree — producer John Congleton transported the original Remind Me Tomorrow demos, helping flip her signature ratio into more energetic-upbeat than minimal-meditative. The songs are as resonating as ever, the themes are still an honest and subtle approach to love and longing, but Congleton has plucked out new idiosyncrasies from Van Etten’s sound

Sharon Van Etten
2019 Live Dates

Wed. Feb. 6 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
Thu. Feb. 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
Fri. Feb. 8 – Boston, MA @ Royale #
Sat. Feb. 9 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre $ #
Mon. Feb. 11 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall #
Wed. Feb. 13 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre #
Thu. Feb. 14 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall #
Sat. Feb. 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #
Mon. Feb. 18 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre #
Tue. Feb 19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall #
Thu. Feb 21 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom #
Fri. Feb 22 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial #
Sat. Feb 23 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre #
Tue. Feb. 26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
Thu. Feb 28 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park #
Fri. March 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel #
Thu. March 21 – Birmingham, UK @ The Mill
Fri. March 22 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
Sat. March 23 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
Sun. March 24 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s
Tue. March 26 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
Wed. March 27 – Bristol, UK @ SWX
Fri. March 29 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Sat. March 30 – Brussels, BE @ Orangerie (at Botanique)
Mon. April 1 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
Tue. April 2 – Koln, DE @ Luxor
Wed. April 3 – Munich, DE @ Strom
Fri. April 5 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
Sat. April 6 – Hamburg, DE @ Grünspan
Sun. April 7 – Copenhagen, DK @ Studio 2 (DR Concert House)
Tue. April 9 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
Wed. April 10 – Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret
Thu. April 11 – Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanen

# = with Nilüfer Yanya
$ = with Fred Armise