Sharon Van Etten announces Remind Me Tomorrow for 1/18/19

by Woody on October 2, 2018

photo credit – Ryan Pfluger

Finally we have an answer to a question that became so fevered that a t-shirt was made. The answer is 1/18/19 via the fine folks at Jagjaguwar. Produced by John Congleton, Van Etten’s sound has evolved a bit. The first track, Comeback Kid, is more upbeat and features more synths that prior albums. I’ve listened twice and I have to say, it took a bit of getting used to but I dig it. Here’s some more info from her PR squad.

For Remind Me Tomorrow, Van Etten put down the guitar. When she was writing the score for Strange Weather her reference was Ry Cooder; she was playing her guitar constantly and getting either bored or writer’s block. At the time, she was sharing a studio space with someone who had a synthesizer and an organ, and she wrote on piano at home, so she naturally gravitated to keys when not working on the score – to clear her mind. Lead single “Comeback Kid” was originally a piano ballad, but driven by Van Etten’s assertion that she “didn’t want it to be pretty,” it evolved into a menacing anthem. Remind Me Tomorrow as a whole shows this magnetism towards new instruments: piano keys that churn, deep drones, distinctive sharp drums. There are dark intense synths, a propulsive organ, a distorted harmonium.

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