Sharon Van Etten has announced a new full-length studio album, her highly anticipated follow up to 2014’s Are We There, entitled Remind Me Tomorrow, would be out on January 18 on Jagjaguwar.
Written while pregnant, going to school for psychology, and after taking The OA audition, Remind Me Tomorrow was written in stolen time: in scraps of hours wedged between myriad endeavors — Van Etten guest-starred in The OA, and brought her music onstage in David Lynch’s revival of Twin Peaks. Off-screen, she wrote her first score for Katherine Dieckmann’s movie Strange Weather and the closing title song for Tig Notaro’s show, Tig.
“I want to be a mom, a singer, an actress, go to school, but yeah, I have a stain on my shirt, oatmeal in my hair and I feel like a mess, but I’m here. Doing it. This record is about pursuing your passions.” – Sharon Van Etten
Listen below to Sharon Van Etten’s brand new track, “Comeback Kid“.
According to the press releaase, “For Remind Me Tomorrow, Van Etten put down the guitar. When she was writing the score for Strange Weather her reference was Ry Cooder; she was playing her guitar constantly and getting either bored or writer’s block. At the time, she was sharing a studio space with someone who had a synthesizer and an organ, and she wrote on piano at home, so she naturally gravitated to keys when not working on the score – to clear her mind.”
Heather Woods Broderick, Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart, and renowned TV composer Brian Reitzell are among Van Etten’s collaborators for the album, which was produced and arranged by the brilliant John Congleton (St. Vincent/David Byrne, Angel Olsen, Swans).
Remind Me Tomorrow arrives on January 18 via JagJaguwar.