Since then, she’s announced details of a world tour and has now returned with a fancy new video for ‘Comeback Kid’, which is as glossy and gothic as the track itself.
“As the lyrics for ‘Comeback Kid’ unfolded, I realized I was talking about many selves: the kid, the adult, the sibling, the friend, the neighbour,” Sharon says of the clip, directed by Jonathan William Turner. “I imagined a projector streaming over me of memories, unclear if they are mine or someone else’s, confronted by the disorientation of time and perspective. Jonathan William Turner helped me to convey these struggles of self, forgiveness, and living in the now.”
The director adds: “The visuals draw from Sharon’s personal archive of photos and videos as the narrative of the song looks back on her past. The elements are then reactivated by an undercurrent of abstract animations. These sequences are also used to frame and obscure her performance, suggesting the fractured identity of someone looking at their past, but also confidently facing the future. Sharon is both audience and projectionist of her memories.”
Watch the video and view Sharon Van Etten’s world tour dates below.
06 Washington DC, 9:30 Club
07 Philadelphia, Union Transfer
08 Boston, Royale
09 New York, Beacon Theatre
11 Toronto, Danforth Music Hall
13 Detroit, Majestic Theatre
14 Chicago, Thalia Hall
16 Minneapolis, First Avenue
18 Englewood, Gothic Theatre
19 Salt Lake City, Metro Music Hall
21 Portland, Crystal Ballroom
22 Vancouver, Imperial
23 Seattle, Neptune Theatre
26 San Francisco, The Fillmore
28 San Diego, The Observatory North Park
01 Los Angeles, The Theatre at Ace Hotel
21 Birmingham, The Mill
22 Manchester, Albert Hall
23 Dublin, Vicar Street
24 Glasgow, St Luke’s
26 London, Roundhouse
27 Bristol, SWX
29 Amsterdam, Paradiso Noord
30 Brussels, Orangerie
01 Paris, La Maroquinerie
02 Cologne, Luxor
03 Munich, Strom
05 Berlin, Lido
06 Hamburg, Grüenspan
07 Copenhagen, Studio 2 (DR Concert House)
09 Gothenburg, Pustervik
10 Oslo, Parkteatret
11 Stockholm, Kagelbanen
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