Monday, February 13, 2012

Earworm Of The Week: Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten’s career began in Nashville and was formed on a foundation of rock, folk, and country music. Van Etten went more mainstream following her move to Brooklyn and the release of her album Epic, which was chosen as a favorite record of NPR in 2010.

Van Etten’s latest full-length, Tramp, continues the singer’s tradition of evoking bittersweet memories about love gone wrong, ambiguous relationships, and the melancholic artist temperament. The beauty of Van Etten’s sound is her simplicity and cutthroat lyricism; this track is especially heart-wrenching with its refrain “We all make mistakes/I do what I can.”

Van Etten brings her new collection of songs to the Cedar Cultural Center on Feb. 18.

- Erica Rivera

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