Sharon Van Etten Shares Nine Inch Nails Cover ‘Hurt’
Sharon Van Etten shared a cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt.” The performance and video come as part of Sounds of Saving’s (SoS), in partnership with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Song that Found Me At The Right Time series.
The series looks to raise awareness for National Suicide Prevention Month in September. Van Etten spoke about her experience in a statement:
It’s hard for anyone to ask for help. But when you need it you have to learn how to do it even when its hard. In my life, when I’ve accepted help are the times when I have overcome it. I’ve found the road, ya know? It was like someone opened the gate to a road that I knew was a better road. Even if it’s a different road. At least it’s moving. And you’re moving forward to something else then this dark place alone. Wouldn’t you rather go down the road with someone you care about that wants to help you? Sometimes it does take an outside perspective for you to understand yourself better.
“Sharon’s voice is hauntingly beautiful, and the idea of featuring her interpreting someone else’s song that helped her through tough moments in life highlights the SoS mission – that music and stories of hope in times of crisis are powerful and relatable,” SoS added. “Her choice of Nine Inch Nails ‘Hurt’ could not have been a more poignant choice. Beyond her music, Sharon is a perfect fit for the project, as she recently began taking classes with the goal of someday becoming a psychotherapist.”
Watch Sharon Van Etten perform NIN’s “Hurt” below:
If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to connect with a trained counselor. The service is free, 24/7, confidential, and available across the United States.