Episode 156: Sharon Van Etten

“Seventeen”

 

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Sharon Van Etten is a singer and songwriter who’s put out five albums. She’s also an actress–she’s in The OA and Twin Peaks. Her most recent album, Remind Me Tomorrow, came out in January 2019. In this episode, Sharon breaks down a single from that album called “Seventeen.” She shares the original demo she made with the song’s co-writer Kate Davis, and we’ll hear from producer John Congleton, who helped craft Sharon’s new, more electronic sound.

Buy or stream “Seventeen” here, and watch the music video below. You can buy her album, Remind Me Tomorrow on vinyl here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Zebulon
“Wandering Star” – Portishead
“Ghost Rider” – Suicide
“Skeleton Tree” – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Heather Woods Broderick – Backing Vocals