On September 11th, Sharon Van Etten joined Angel Olsen on stage at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.
The annual event returned to Union Park over the weekend in celebration of Pitchfork’s 15th anniversary. At Pitchfork Music Festival, Olsen headlined the Red Stage. To close out her performance, she recruited Van Etten for a performance of their recent collaborative single, “Like I Used To.”
“This last song, I’m gonna bring out one of my favourite singers, one of the kindest I’ve ever met in the music industry, Sharon Van Etten,” Olsen said. The captivating performance came packed with stunning harmonies and beautiful instrumentals.
Watch Van Etten and Olsen perform “Like I Used To” live at Pitchfork Music Festival 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 explained upon the track’s release. “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.”
In addition to the Sharon Van Etten collaboration, Olsen also played her Aisles cover of Laura Branigan’s “Gloria.” Olsen even covered Martin Tate’s “Sidetracked in Miami” at Pitchfork Music Festival.
“I’d head ‘Gloria’ for the first time at a family Christmas gathering and was amazed at all the aunts who got up to dance,” Olsen adds. “I imagined them all dancing and laughing in slow motion, and that’s when I got the idea to slow the entire song down and try it out in this way.”
On Aisles, Angel Olsen also covers “Eyes Without a Face,” “Safety Dance,” “If You Leave,” and “Forever Young.”