Sharon Van Etten Shares Video for New Single “Jupiter 4”

It's the second single off her forthcoming new album Remind Me Tomorrow

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Sharon Van Etten Shares Video for New Single “Jupiter 4”

Sharon Van Etten has shared the video for “Jupiter 4,” the second single from her forthcoming album Remind Me Tomorrow, out Jan. 18, 2019, through Jagjaguwar.

Where her first single “Comeback Kid” felt brash and bracing, full of dark synths and pounding bass, “Jupiter 4” feels dark in a different way. It’s built on queasy synths and horror-movie drones courtesy of producer John Congleton, with Van Etten’s voice alternating between enveloping and ethereal. The video, directed by Katherine Dieckmann, takes that mood and runs with it, creating a haunting atmosphere that doesn’t feel all that far off from, say, those art-horror movies A24 has been pumping out.

Van Etten and Dieckmann first collaborated on Dieckmann’s 2016 film Strange Weather, and after the birth of Van Etten’s son, she turned to Dieckmann for guidance, which quickly blossomed into another artistic collaboration. “I asked if she would ever want to make a music video for me,” Van Etten said in a statement. “She asked what the mood would feel like and I simply said ‘apocalyptic mom.’ And with that—she said ‘Absolutely.’ That’s why I love her so much.”

Dieckmann said in a statement that “the song is a fever dream, a spell cast in the name of obsession. I was hypnotized by it when I first heard it, and have never stopped being hypnotized by it.” She says she shot the video with an eye for the elemental, deciding to “work in an inky black-and-white palette and use raw elements (water, fire, earth, mist, dirt, summertime’s lush meadows and blooms) as a natural support for Sharon, and shoot her as a strong sculptural presence in space, to accompany the deeply immersive quality of the track.”

Van Etten will be touring throughout the spring in support of Remind Me Tomorrow. Find a full list of dates further down.

Watch the “Jupiter 4” video and check out Van Etten’s 2010 Daytrotter Session below.

Sharon Van Etten Tour Dates:

06 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
07 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
08 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale
09 – New York, N.Y. @ Beacon Theatre $
11 – Toronto, Ont. @ Danforth Music Hall
13 – Detroit, Mich. @ Majestic Theatre
14 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall
16 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
18 – Englewood, Colo. @ Gothic Theatre
19 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Metro Music Hall
21 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom
22 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Imperial
23 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neptune Theatre
26 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
28 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Observatory North Park

01 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
21 – Birmingham, U.K. @ The Mill
22 – Manchester, U.K. @ Albert Hall
23 – Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
24 – Glasgow, U.K. @ St. Luke’s
26 – London, U.K. @ Roundhouse
27 – Bristol, U.K. @ SWX
29 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Noord
30 – Brussels, Belgium @ Orangerie (at Botanique)

01 – Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
02 – Koln, Germany @ Luxor
03 – Munich, Germany @ Strom
05 – Berlin, Germany @ Lido
06 – Hamburg, Germany @ Grünspan
07 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Studio 2
09 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervik
10 – Oslo, Norway @ Parkteatret
11 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Kagelbanen

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