Van Etten—a fan of Notaro—wrote the new track specifically for the documentary, which follows the life of the comedian after the now-legendary set she performed in the wake of her breast cancer diagnosis and the death of her mother.
As you can probably guess, “Words” is a fittingly soft, mournful ballad. In the song, which channels the subtle beauty of early Beach House, Van Etten sings along with a soft piano and a ticking drum machine. Give it a listen below, and brace your heart for the documentary.
Tig is out July 17. Watch the trailer below.