Directed by Nicky and Juliana Giraffe. Single out now on Jagjaguwar.
Gee, has it really been a year already since Remind Me Tomorrow was released? That album’s “Seventeen” still kills me, especially as I deal with parenting a teenager and all the shit that goes along with that. And I think back to the decisions I made when I was my kid’s age and how they continue to affect my life. It’s terrifying.
Sharon Van Etten’s got a new single out now and she says, “This song is about love, patience and empathy. It’s about making life-changing choices and remaining strong enough to see them through.”
Life has a tendency to beat you down. It’s not easy to maintain love, patience and empathy in this world. But it’s important to try.
Your big old heart takes a lot on
Shoulders the world
It takes a lot to unfold
I encourage my son to be kind, honest and hardworking. I’m not sure if that’ll help him make it through life without getting beaten down, but I hope so.