Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen combine on new single 'Like I Used To'.
The two have been teasing the collaboration all week, sharing photos from the studio on social media.
Mutual acquaintance John Congleton produced the new single, which offers something a little more than the sum of its formidable parts.
While it's undoubtedly intriguing to hear how they opposing styles are allowed to interlock, what fascinates more is the individual character the single is imbued with.
Out now, 'Like I Used To' is the end product of years of conversation, and the equal levels of respect the two afford one another.
Sharon Van Etten comments: “Even though we weren’t super close, I always felt supported by Angel and considered her a peer in this weird world of touring. 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.”
“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,” says Angel Olsen. “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.”
Tune in now.
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