Watch Sharon Van Etten Cover Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Hurt’

    Sharon Van Etten performed a cover of the Nine Inch Nails classic ‘Hurt’ for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Sound of Saving’s ‘Song that Found Me at the Right Time’ series. Check it out below.

    The video opens with the singer-songwriter discussing her own experiences with depression. “It doesn’t make you a weak person for talking about your darker times, you know,” she said. “It actually makes you stronger by being vulnerable and open and sharing who you are with the people you care about.”

    Speaking about her relationship with ‘Hurt’, she added: “I was the cliché middle child and always felt misunderstood, and then the oldest brother was the one that I connected to the most with music. When I was learning to play guitar, he gave me a box of cassettes. By the time “Hurt” came on, I just remember connecting to it so much but also realizing that my brother had listened to it, and we’d never really talked about any deep feelings, but we always shared music. It was my first sign that my brother was trying to connect with me on a more emotional level than just “we’re sharing music.””

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    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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