Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen share “Like I Used To”

Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen have spent some of 2021 revisiting their older work: Van Etten recently dropped epic Ten, an album of cover songs that originally appeared on 2010’s Epic, with artists like Fiona Apple and Shamir answering her call. This month, Olsen shared the boxset Song Of The Lark And Other Far Memories containing her projects All Mirrors and Whole New Mess plus the outtakes collection Far Memory. Happily, the two artists have teamed up for some new music in the form of the collaborative single “Like I Used To,” out now. It’s a rollicking duet, the kind of thing you’d hope for from these two heavyweights. Watch the Kimberly Stuckwisch-directed video above.

“Even though we weren’t super close,” Van Etten said in a statement, “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,” Olsen wrote, “and have always felt too shy to ask her what she’s been up to or working on. 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.”