Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten come together on “Like I Used To”

A triumphant orchestral ballad.

Angel Olsen has teamed up with Sharon Van Etten for a new collaborative single, “Like I Used To.”

On the song, the two singer-songwriters trade melancholic verses on a triumphant ballad, which features country-tinged stylings and grand orchestral flourishes.

“Sleepin’ in late like I used to / Crossing my fingers like I used to / Waiting inside like I used to / Avoiding big crowds like I used to,” they harmonize on the song’s sweeping chorus.


The track was accompanied by a music video directed by Kimberly Stuckwisch, which depicts the two singers singing the song wistfully in locations around California and the Joshua Tree.

“Like I Used To” was produced by John Congleton, who had previously worked with both artists on their respective past albums. Congleton teamed up with Olsen on the LPs Burn Your Fire for No Witness and All Mirrors, while for Van Etten, he contributed to her 2019 effort, Remind Me Tomorrow.

The band who performed with Olsen and Van Etten on their collab also involved members from The War on Drugs, Death Cab for Cutie and Dawes.


Sharon Van Etten most recently released her album Epic Ten, a double album commemorating the ten-year anniversary of her 2010 LP, Epic. The album featured a cover of Etten’s “Peace Signs” courtesy of IDLES.

Olsen’s most recent release, on the other hand, was 2020’s Whole New Mess.

Watch the video for “Like I Used To” here:

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