Sharon Van Etten’s upcoming new album Are We There is one of the year’s most anticipated new albums, and the Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter has given us even more of a reason to get excited. Van Etten has given listeners their first taste of the new album with “Taking Chances,” and there’s a trippy new music video to go with it.
The video takes its inspiration from the 1962 French film Cleo From 5 To 7, something that the video’s director Michael Palmieri readily acknowledges. “When I first heard the song, the lyrics immediately made me think about the opening sequence to the great Agnes Varda film, Cleo from 5 to 7, one of my favorites,” Palmieri said in a statement. “I usually take time to mull over ideas before coming up with something decent to share with an artist, but this one just came out immediately.”
Are We There comes out May 27th on Jagjaguwar Records. You can watch the video for “Taking Chances” below: