A Wondrous New Album By Sharon Van Etten
Originally being encouraged by Kyp Malone of TV and the Radio to pursue a career in music, Sharon Van Etten has, over the course of her career, kept good musical company. Since her 2009 debut she has not only made three solo albums but also performed on albums, and live, with the likes of The National, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds and The Antlers to name a few.
2012’s Tramp ( produced by Aaron Dessner from The National) saw her break through into the limelight. However, with her fourth solo album ‘Are We There’, Van Etten seeks to take on the majority of the workload, and trying to limit and collaboration to just a handful of friends and guests (Torres’ Mackenzie Scott, Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter and Efterklang affiliate Peter Broderick).
Using instruments that John Lennon and Patti Smith originally used, and compelled by a restless spirit, Van Etten’s latest album is an effort to create music that is distinctly hers. The album is a beautiful evolution of an artist in full flight.
You can watch the album trailer for ‘Are We There’ below.
‘Are We There’ is out on the 30th of May through Jagjaguwar via Inertia