New Music | Sharon Van Etten – Taking Chances
by Ryan Doyon, a music loving, world traveling, hockey loving, Star Wars nerd. If you play music I want to know about it.
[B]rooklyn chanteuse (and Music Savage favorite) Sharon Van Etten will release her fourth album, Are We There, May 27th on Jagjaguwar, and we are as pleased as punch to share with you her first single “Taking Chances.” This is her second release for the record label and her first self-produced album. Van Etten’s last album, Tramp, released in the winter of 2012, received critical kudos across the music blogosphere and her upcoming record will more than likely gain her many more adoring fans. “Taking Chances” is a bit of a departure from the instrumentation of her previous albums, but the slow-burning, exquisitely harmonized sound is 100% intact.
Sharon hits the road in early May to promote Are We There and her tour wagon hitches post at The Sinclair in Cambridge on Wednesday, June 11th. Information on that show, and her entire tour, can be found on her website.