Sharon Van Eten has shared a new single called ‘Used to It’. It marks her second song of 2022 following ‘Porta’ (one of our Best New Songs), and was originally written when Van Etten was asked to help create a score for Baby God, an HBO documentary about a fertility specialist who impregnates women with his own sperm. Check it out via the accompanying video below.
“Ultimately, the film team changed their musical direction, but I found myself welcomely challenged to the idea of writing a song about the concept of family, connection through blood, nature vs. nurture, while attempting to incorporate ideas of love and the complexities of science and technology,” Van Etten exlpained in a press release. “I am grateful for this song to be able to have a new life, relating more to the times we have all been living through and redefining the meaning of this song by focusing on the positives of seeking connection and understanding what family means to the individual.”
The song’s music video was directed by Van Etten’s bandmate and musical director, Charley Damski, and features dancer and choreographer Hayden J Frederick. “Together, they helped me convey the feelings of internal struggles, while also finding space for oneself and embracing that pain in order to move on,” Van Etten said.