In "Seventeen" Brooklyn singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten looks back at her life and the ever-changing city she calls home.
Sharon Van Etten released her latest album Remind Me Tomorrow earlier this year and played a sold out show at Royale. Much of her new music is moody and dark, but also quite beautiful.
"Seventeen" slowly builds around swirling synths and a steady backbeat. I get goosebumps when she finally unleashes her full vocal power in the third verse.
As for the subject matter, here's what she told Billboard.
“Seventeen” just feels like my New York song. This is talking about living somewhere long enough to see the changes that I have. I’ve been here fifteen years. To be like, chasing neighborhoods constantly, walking down the street and seeing a place that’s closed that I used to hang out in, in a neighborhood you can no longer afford, but then you see kids younger than you moving in, things like that, constantly -- it’s just the New York Story.
"Seventeen" off Sharon Van Etten's new album "Remind Me Tomorrow" out Jan 18th on Jagjaguwar Records Stream / Download 'Seventeen': https://sharonvanetten.ffm.to/seventeen Preorder 'Remind Me Tomorrow': https://sharonvanetten.ffm.to/remindmetomorrow Director: Maureen Towey Producer: Miranda Kahn Executive Producers: Aaron Dean Eisenberg, Zeke Hutchins, Kraegan Graves Starring: Sharon Van Etten, Rachel Trachtenburg Director of Photography:
Sharon Van Etten also acts. She appeared in Season 1 of The OA on Netflix. Season 2 arrives on March 15 with Van Etten expected to return.