Van Etten and Olsen originally released the single back in June, and now they’re back with an acoustic rendition of the track. To celebrate its release, they took to late-night television for the acoustic version’s debut performance.
Filmed at Los Angeles’ Zebulon, Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen’s Jimmy Kimmel Live is quite moving. This version of “Like I Used To” truly allows the powerhouse duo’s stunning vocal lines to shine. Once they reach the chorus, they deliver flawless harmonies atop sweet acoustic guitar lines.
Watch Van Etten and Olsen’s Jimmy Kimmel Live performance of “Like I Used To (acoustic version)” or check out the studio version below.
“Even though we weren’t super close, I always felt supported by Angel and considered her a peer in this weird world of touring,” Van Etten explains. “We highway high-fived many times along the way…I finally got the courage in June of 2020 to reach out to see if she would want to sing together. I got greedy and quickly sent her a track I had been working on.”
“Ive met with Sharon here and there throughout the years and have always felt too shy to ask her what she’s been up to or working on,” Olsen adds. “The song reminded me immediately of getting back to where I started, before music was expected of me, or much was expected of me, a time that remains pure and real in my heart.”