Sharon Van Etten is releasing her fifth studio album, Remind Me Tomorrow, early next year. She shared the record’s lead single, “Comeback Kid,” last month and today she’s shared the second single, “Jupiter 4.” The hypnotic new song comes with a black and white video directed by film director Katherine Dieckmann, whom Van Etten had previously worked with by scoring Dieckmann’s 2016 film Strange Weather. Dieckmann explains in an essay about the experience that she hadn’t directed a music video since the ‘90s, when she was shooting videos for artists like R.E.M., Aimee Mann, Wilco, Everything but the Girl, Throwing Muses and Vic Chesnutt, among others.
Van Etten also shared a statement about working on with Dieckmann on “Jupiter 4,” saying: “I had been looking forward to collaborating with Katherine again since finishing our work together on her film in 2016. Since wrapping the film, she has not only been a guiding force in my work, but a light and guiding force in my life as well, sharing with me stories of how she and her husband made it work with two kids as artists living in New York and encouraging me to return to my music after my son was born. I asked if she would ever want to make a music video for me. She asked what the mood would feel like and I simply said ‘apocalyptic mom.’ And with that – she said ‘Absolutely.’ That’s why I love her so much.”
Remind Me Tomorrow is out Jan. 18 via Jagjaguwar and follows 2014’s Are We There. Sharon Van Etten will play the Neptune Theatre on Saturday, February 23. Below, watch the “Jupiter 4” video as well as Van Etten’s KEXP in-studio performance from 2014.
"Comeback Kid" is the lead single from Van Etten's forthcoming album Remind Me Tomorrow.
The album follows 2014's Are We There and features lead single "Comeback Kid"