Michael Cera and Sharon Van Etten In New Video For The Track 'Best I Can'

Michael Cera and Sharon Van Etten In New Video For The Track ‘Best I Can’


Michael Cera, the actor and occasional musician, has free a brand new song that includes Sharon Van Etten. “Best I Can” is a component of the forthcoming documentary Dina, that is scored by Cera. The film could be a story leading Dina Buno, Associate in Nursing outspoken and eccentric 49-year-old World Health Organization lives in communityPhiladelphia, and her fiancé Scott Levin. Dina opens in choose theaters beginning October half dozen. The song arrives with a music video from the film’s administrators Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini. Watch it below.

Cera says he recorded the song in a very hot basement with a Roland Jupiter four synthesizer and drum machine. it had been ab initio created as a placeholder just in case the administrators couldn’t get the rights to Yaz’s “Only You.” “I said, ‘Well, let ME take a stab at creating a pop song for that spot,’” Cera told Pitchfork. “Only You” came through, that the administrators determined place Cera’s song within the film’s credits and provides it its own music video.

Van Etten and Cera apparently met inadvertently one night at a bar. “She told ME she had this music rehearsal areathat she rents out, and he or she was probing for somebody to share it with,” he said. “It was reasonably excellenttemporal order. therefore we have a tendency to share this rehearsal area along and had ne’er very worked on something. and so once I knew I needed a lead feminine vocal for this song, I asked her if she would be willing to try to to it.”

For the score of Dina, Cera downplayed the scope of his music. “It’s pretty restricted,” he said. “It’s not wall-to-wall music as a result of it’s a fairly quiet, intimate portrait of a motion picture.” He additionally solid doubt on his future as a musician. “In fairness, i’d say it’s simply a hobby,” he said. “It’s not one thing I may ever commit to do as a career or one thing. i do not have anyplace close to that sort of ability or vary. however it’s one thing i actuallyfancy doing.”

In addition to a couple of collaborations (with Alden Penner, for example), Cera’s musical past includes his sole album, 2014’s true that. once asked regarding the album’s surprise Bandcamp drop, he says he didn’t need to decision an excessive amount of attention to the record. “There’s a form of intrinsical embarrassment, in a way, to Associate in Nursing actor making an attempt to try to to something aside from act or one thing,” he said. “Actors ar reasonablylike dopes or one thing. I don’t grasp. Whenever you see Associate in Nursing actor speaking regarding politics or one thing, even though they’re creating sensible points, you can’t get past the filter of ‘well, this guy simplyunremarkably stands in situ and says a line that somebody else wrote for him.’”

While he has no specific plans to create a brand new album, he’s apparently forever performing on new music. “Maybe someday I’ll have enough recorded that I feel adequate regarding, which reasonably appears like a set, and that’ll be one thing I’ll unharness,” he said. “But i am not anyplace close to that sort of goal however.”

In 2010 Cera contributed mandolin and backing vocals to the Weezer song “Hang On” from their album Hurley. Cera has also established himself as the touring bass player in Mister Heavenly, an indie rock band originating in the American northwest, and is a member of the band The Long Goodbye, along with Clark Duke. Cera also played bass and sang back up during songs in both Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.

He released his full-length debut album True That on August 8, 2014 through his official Bandcamp page. The album features 19 original tracks, a cover of Roderick Falconer‘s “Play It Again” as well as a cover of Blaze Foley‘s “Clay Pigeons.”

In early 2015, Canadian musician Alden Penner released “Meditate”, a track from his upcoming EP Canada in Space, which features Cera. Penner subsequently announced that the EP would be released on 29 June 2015 on City Slang records, as well as a European tour of the UK, Netherlands, France, and Germany, which featured Cera as both co-headliner and member of Penner’s backing band.


Van Etten’s music is characterized by a heavy use of harmonies. Van Etten’s songs were described by the music website Pitchfork Media as having “echoes of folk tradition.” NPR Music asserts: “Her songs are heartfelt without being overly earnest; her poetry is plainspoken but not overt, and her elegant voice is wrapped in enough rasp and sorrow to keep from sounding too pure or confident.”