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Sharon Van Etten Posts New Single Used To It

Tuesday, 01 March 2022 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Michael Schmelling

Sharon Van Etten has released a new song.

Used To It marks the singer-songwriter's second single of 2022, following February's Porta. Van Etten wrote the haunting track at the same time she was asked to compose a score for Baby God, an HBO documentary "about a fertility specialist who takes it upon himself to impregnate women with his own sperm," per a press release. She said:

"Ultimately, the film team changed their musical direction, but I found myself welcomely challenged to the idea of writing a song about the concept of family, connection through blood, nature vs. nurture, while attempting to incorporate ideas of love and the complexities of science and technology.

"I am grateful for this song to be able to have a new life, relating more to the times we have all been living through and redefining the meaning of this song by focusing on the positives of seeking connection and understanding what family means to the individual."

Unfurling around minimal percussion, icy synths and Van Etten's ethereal vocals, it arrives paired with a video by her musical director and bandmate Charley Damski, featuring dancer and choreographer Hayden J Frederick. Van Etten added: "Together, they helped me convey the feelings of internal struggles, while also finding space for oneself and embracing that pain in order to move on."

She'll bring her Darkness Fades Tour to the UK and Ireland as part of a wider European tour this summer. Later in 2022, she'll return to North America for shows with Angel Olsen and Julien Baker on The Wild Hearts Tour. Tickets are on sale.

Sharon Van Etten Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Thu April 21 2022 - CHARLOTTESVILLE Virginia - Jefferson Theater (USA)
Fri April 22 2022 - SAXAPAHAW North Carolina - Haw River Ballroom (USA)
Sat April 23 2022 - ATLANTA Georgia - Variety Playhouse (USA)

Sun June 05 2022 - MUNICH Muffathalle (Germany)
Mon June 06 2022 - ANTWERP Openluchtheatre Rivierhof (Belgium)
Tue June 07 2022 - HAMBURG Markthalle (Germany)
Mon June 13 2022 - BERLIN Metropol (Germany)
Tue June 14 2022 - UTRECHT Tivoli Grote Zaal (Netherlands)
Wed June 15 2022 - PARIS La Cigale (France)

Fri June 17 2022 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat June 18 2022 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Sun June 19 2022 - LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds
Tue June 21 2022 - GLASGOW Barrowland Ballroom
Wed June 22 2022 - DUBLIN Vicar Street

Thu July 21 2022 - VIENNA Virginia - Wolf Trap Center For the Performing Arts (USA)
Fri July 22 2022 - ASHEVILLE North Carolina - Rabbit Rabbit (USA)
Sat July 23 2022 - NASHVILLE Tennessee - Ryman Auditorium (USA)
Mon July 25 2022 - AUSTIN Texas - Moody Amphitheater (USA)
Fri July 29 2022 - LOS ANGELES California - Greek Theatre (USA)
Sat July 30 2022 - BERKELEY California - Greek Theatre (USA)
Tue August 02 2022 - TROUTDALE Oregon - Edgefield Amphitheater (USA)
Wed August 03 2022 - REDMOND Washington - Grand Chapiteau At Marymoor Park (USA)
Fri August 05 2022 - BOISE Idaho - Idaho Botanical Garden (USA)
Sat August 06 2022 - SALT LAKE CITY Utah - TBA (USA)
Sun August 07 2022 - DENVER Colorado - Sculpture Park (USA)
Tue August 09 2022 - MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota - Surly Brewing Festival Field (USA)
Wed August 10 2022 - CHICAGO Illinois - TBA (USA)
Thu August 11 2022 - KALAMAZOO Michigan - Bells Eccentric Cafe (USA)
Fri August 12 2022 - TORONTO Ontario - Massey Hal (Canada)
Mon August 15 2022 - SHELBURNE Vermont - Green at Shelburne Museum (USA)
Tue August 16 2022 - LAFAYETTE New York - Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards (USA)
Thu August 18 2022 - BOSTON Massachusetts - Leader Bank Pavilion (USA)
Fri August 19 2022 - PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania - Skyline Stage (USA)
Sun August 21 2022 - NEW YORK New York - Central Park Summerstage (USA)

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