Sharon Van Etten’s new album Are We There ends with “Every Time The Sun Comes Up,” a gorgeous soft-focus ballad that may be one of the best songs she’s ever written. The song’s brand-new video, from director David Scott Kessler, focuses on an old-school horror-movie TV host, one of the theatrical ghouls who used to hold down the UHF channels late at night. (Think Svengoolie in Chicago, one of the last of his breed to still be doing it.) We see the host contemplate his aging and his mortality while, at the same time, fulfilling the important work of scaring kids and waving around wiggly tarantulas. Van Etten appears as a stagehand. Watch it below.
Are We There is out 5/27 on Jagjaguwar.