Sharon Van Etten delivered two powerful cover versions of Sinead O’Connor tracks live at Austin City Limits.
In what is now season 45 of the long-running television series, Van Etten features in the upcoming episode along with Lucy Dacus as she delivered a six track set of her material.
After the cameras stopped rolling for the episode, however, Van Etten decided to treat the crowd to renditions of O’Connor songs ‘Black Boys on Mopeds’ and ‘Every Time the Sun Comes Up’. “This next song is not mine, and it definitely was written during another time of unrest, but unfortunately, it’s still very relevant today and I try to be a positive person,” she told the crowd.
“I’m a new mama, and I think I’m gonna spend the rest of my life protecting my child from the things he doesn’t need to know quite yet, and trying to be the person I still achieve to be and have him around the people that I think are positive influences and spread love and kindness in the world.
“We all know that there are terrible times outside our wonderful bubble but I still believe in humanity, and it means a lot to share this show and this song with you tonight.”
Stream the songs, below.