Sharon Van Etten – ‘Used to It’

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Photo credit: Michael Schmelling

Sharon Van Etten has made a welcome return with ‘Used to It’. Following ‘Porta’, this is Sharon’s second single of 2022 and finds her delivering observations about family, love and the complex relationship between science and technology. Originally written when Sharon was asked to write the score for HBO documentary ‘Baby God – about a fertility specialist who takes it upon himself to impregnate women with his own sperm – this is Sharon at her most poignant and powerful. Drenched in synths and Beach House-style melody Sharon talks about playing a part and being haunted by love affairs before asking over and over again: Are you used to it? Pouring out your life?’

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