Home Music

Sharon Van Etten Shares Intimate Single ‘Close to You’

The song was co-written with Courtney Barnett for Apple TV+ series ‘The Buccaneers’

Sharon Van Etten

Chiaki Nozu/WireImage

Sharon Van Etten has released a new single, “Close to You,” which appears on the soundtrack to upcoming Apple TV+ drama series The Buccaneers. The intimate, emotive track was co-written by Van Etten and Courtney Barnett.

“Close to You” joins a tracklist of all-female artists, including Lucius, Gracie Abrams, and Miya Folick, for the soundtrack. The album was produced by Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint and will hit stores on Nov. 8, the same day as The Buccaneers premiere.

“It was a truly incredible experience working with this group of uniquely talented artists,” Mozgawa said in a statement. “Everyone brought their A-game and taught me something invaluable about the creative process. Witnessing these artists map each character’s journey through song was a joy and the album feels like a really exciting companion to the show.”

Van Etten contributed two songs to the series soundtrack, “Close to You” and “Feel Good.” The album also features songs by Warpaint, Alison Mosshart, Bully, Emily Kokal, and Sedona. The LP is available to pre-order now.

The Buccaneers was inspired by Edith Wharton’s final novel. It stars Kristine Frøseth, Aubri Ibrag, Imogen Waterhouse, Christina Hendricks, and Mia Threapleton, and was written by series creator Katherine Jakeways and directed by Susanna White.

The official synopsis notes, “Girls with money, men with power. New money, old secrets. A group of fun-loving young American girls explode into the tightly corseted London season of the 1870s, kicking off an Anglo-American culture clash as the land of the stiff upper lip is infiltrated by a refreshing disregard for centuries of tradition. Sent to secure husbands and titles, the buccaneers’ hearts are set on much more than that, and saying ‘I do’ is just the beginning.”

From Rolling Stone US