Sharon Van Etten appeared as musical guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last night (March 18). The New Jersey native singer-songwriter rocked a performance of “Comeback Kid” from her latest album Remind Me Tomorrow.
Van Etten delivers a mesmerizing, edgy rendition of the track, in which she injects a raspy growl. She co-wrote the song with Sam Cohen. Her “Tonight Show” appearance follows an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” last month, during which she performed “Seventeen.”
Van Etten arguably projects a strong Pat Benatar vibe in the “Fallon” performance. Something dark seems to linger underneath the indie rocker’s brooding lyrics as she belts “Yeah you’re the comeback kid/Let me look at you/Then look away/Yeah, I’m the runaway/I’m the hardly stay/Let slip away.”
Watch her full “Comeback Kid” performance on “The Tonight Show” above.
Fans eagerly awaited Remind Me Tomorrow’s arrival, which dropped back in January, almost five years after Van Etten’s critically-acclaimed Billboard Top Rock Albums Top 10 album Are We There. The new album dabbles in ruminating darkness and “Comeback Kid” marks one example.
In a DIY interview, Van Etten explained the album’s title “is jokingly named after the option to postpone a computer update." She further revealed it's also about how you prioritize your time after figuring out what’s important to you. Overall, the album brims with rich emotion, which is especially poignant in the music video for “Seventeen." The track and stunning visuals are meant to be the indie songstress' love letter to New York City.
Van Etten is a multi-talented artist who has also acted in roles on the Netflix series “The OA” and “Twin Peaks” on Showtime. She is touring to support Remind Me Tomorrow, including a sold-out stop at Webster Hall in New York, New York on May 4. Heather Woods Broderick is opening at this show.
Van Etten is also playing at the ALT92.3 2019 Summer Open at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York on June 22 along with The Lumineers, The Revivalists and Catfish and the Bottlemen. Grab tickets at AXS.