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Michael Cera & Sharon Van Etten team up on “Best I Can” (listen)

screenshot from ‘Dina’

No stranger to indie rock, actor Michael Cera scored the new documentary Dina (“An eccentric suburban woman and a Walmart door greeter navigate their evolving relationship in this unconventional love story”), and one of his contributions to the film is a collaboration with Sharon Van Etten, “Best I Can.” Talking about the collaboration, Cera said to NME:

Sharon and I share a music rehearsal space together in New York where we keep all our stuff. It’s the kinda place where you can go and play music all night with no noise concerns.

I met Sharon one night and we got talking. She mentioned that she had a place and was looking for a person to split the rent. It was just so perfect, exactly what I had been looking for… When I have friends in town, we end up going there and fooling around. It’s great to have a place where you can play drums really loudly at 4am and not care at all.

Cera also said that “Only You” by Yazoo (aka Yaz) inspired the track, and I’d say you can also hear some influence from his pals in The Unicorns on those bubbly synths. Watch the video below.

This is yet another new project in Sharon Van Etten’s very busy 2017, which has also included singing on new albums by Lee Ranaldo, Simon Raymonde & Richie Thomas, Hercules & Love Affair, and Land of Talk, contributing to the The Man in High Castle soundtrack, scoring Strange Weather, and appearing on Twin Peaks (she also plays David Lynch’s festival in October). And in late 2016, she starred in The OA.

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