Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen – “Like I Used To”

Is borrowing so liberally from ABBA’s iconic Knowing Me/Knowing You video a good thing or hubris? In this case, the duet of Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen singing their masterful track, Like I Used To, they have made these iconic images their own. I can see why they chose the look because the way their voices soar on the chorus is reminiscent of Agnetha and Anni-Frid at the height of their powers. It was a long-standing mutual appreciation for each other’s music that inspired Van Etten to reach out with an unfinished demo, and the resulting duet is a winner — buoyed by swagger and subtle harmonies, while the music production lends the whole endeavor a sweeping grandeur. One of my favourites.

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