After teasing the collaboration earlier this week, Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen have shared a video for their new track, “Like I Used To.”
The new track sees Van Etten and Olsen trading lines before they offer up some powerful, consuming harmonies, as the rousing instrumentals build in the background. The accompanying Kimberly Stuckwisch-directed video sees the artists singing along to “Like I Used To” around some picturesque scenery. Olsen and Van Etten have admired each other’s music from afar, but have never collaborated before this tune.
“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.”
Watch the video for “Like I Used To” below.
“I’ve 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.”
It’s yet to be revealed whether this is a one-off collaboration or if it’s part of a larger project.