February 4, 2023

Sharon Van Etten and The Killers each simply so occur to be touring Australia for the time being, and each acts made essentially the most of it by assembly up onstage in Melbourne final night time. Van Etten introduced out Brandon Flowers at her present final night time to duet “Like I Used To,” her collaboration with Angel Olsen.

Flowers’ voice doesn’t fairly match Olsen’s — whose does? — however he nonetheless sounds nice as he covers her elements and harmonizes with Van Etten all through the music. Van Etten took to social media afterwards to share her apperciation: “Had such a tremendous 2nd present tonight right here in Melbourne and the epic Northcote Theatre,” she wrote on Twitter. “Thanks, @BrandonFlowers for being such a honest , humble , stunning individual. Beloved singing with you – and @AngelOlsen gave her blessing. Hope to do it once more someday.”

Van Etten and Olsen shared “Like I Used To” again in Could 2021, forward of their co-headlining “Wild Hearts Tour” earlier this 12 months alongside Julien Baker. The music nonetheless sounds nice a 12 months and a half later. Watch some fan-captured footage of Van Etten and Flowers duetting “Like I Used To” beneath.

Van Etten shared her newest album We’ve Been Going About This All Flawed in Could, and she or he adopted it up with a deluxe model of the report in October. The Killers’ tour has welcomed various shock company of their very own: Lindsey Buckingham, Bruce Springsteen, and The Smiths’ Andy Rourke have all joined Flowers and firm onstage. The band has one other North American run scheduled for 2023, and you may get tickets at Ticketmaster.

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