Sharon Van Etten Shares Glam Video for "Comeback Kid"

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Jasmine Albertson
photo by Charina Pitzel

Sharon Van Etten is releasing her fifth studio album, Remind Me Tomorrow, in early 2019. Recently, she shared the album’s lead single, “Comeback Kid,” which sees Van Etten grow from acoustic guitar-based singer-songwriter to driving, synth-infused rock. Today, the video for the song has been unveiled and Van Etten’s new sound is matched with a new glam look. Standing in front of projections of images from her life, Van Etten projects a fierce look with severe makeup and an intense stare.

“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,” explains Van Etten. “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. Jonathan William Turner helped me to convey these struggles of self, forgiveness, and living in the now.”

Remind Me Tomorrow follows 2014’s Are We There and is out January 18 via Jagjaguwar. Watch the video for “Comeback Kid” and Van Etten’s 2014 KEXP in-studio performance below.

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