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Sharon Van Etten

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Seventeen Sharon Van Etten 04:25
Every Time the Sun Comes Up Sharon Van Etten 04:22
Mistakes Sharon Van Etten 03:59
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? Sharon Van Etten, Josh Homme 04:26
Seventeen Sharon Van Etten, Norah Jones 04:53
I'll Try Sharon Van Etten 03:07
We Are Fine Sharon Van Etten 03:49
Anything Sharon Van Etten 02:38
Like I Used To Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen 04:23
You Shadow Sharon Van Etten 03:14

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An indie folk songstress inspired by the likes of John Cale and Neil Young, Sharon Van Etten made a big breakthrough in 2012 when her third album Tramp (2012) received huge critical acclaim. Raised in New Jersey, Van Etten dropped out of university in Tennessee and spent years in an abusive relationship with a boyfriend who belittled her songwriting and pawned her instruments. At rock bottom, she was encouraged by TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone and became part of Brooklyn's vibrant music scene, releasing debut Because I Was In Love (2009) through independent label Language of Stone. Follow-up Epic (2010) sharpened her autobiographical, confessional songwriting and produced the track Love More (covered by Bon Iver, The National and Dave Alvin) but with Tramp, she found her true voice and developed a confidence that made it one of the records of 2012 and Number 1 on Barfly magazine's end of year poll. Artist biography compiled by BDS/West 10. All rights reserved