Written and carried out alongside Zachary Dawes, “Quiet Lives” appears like a misplaced Nineteen Sixties woman group ballad because of its cinematic percussion and sweeping strings. Within the track, Van Etten describes “mosaic faces fading within the rain” earlier than questioning, “Is that this actually a thriller life? We’re working from our personal errors.” It’s the kind of theatrical writing you’d count on for a track soundtracking a romance film during which previous associates reconnect many years after first assembly.
Along with Van Etten’s new authentic track, the Previous Lives soundtrack encompasses a rating by Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear. Up to now, the artists have shared the songs “Why Are You Going to New York” and “Throughout the Ocean;” the total soundtrack arrives June ninth through A24 Music, whereas the movie is in theaters now.
Van Etten’s final album was 2022’s We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong, which she adopted up with a deluxe edition that includes two beforehand unreleased bonus tracks. In March, she launched an anniversary reissue of her 2012 album Tramp.