Remind Me Tomorrow is a little all over the place in terms of style and pacing, but is nevertheless another solid set of songs from Sharon Van Etten.
New York singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten tests patience with a slow burner of a new record.
Singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten and her band hammer out a loud but patient ballad on "Your Love Is Killing Me." Without doing it intentionally--I don't think--the instrumentation on this one works more like a drone than it does indie or folk rock.
Sharon kicks things off with a distant drum beat, twang-y guitar leads, and some somber keys. Everything just builds, builds, and builds from there. The movement of the song is subtle, but it continues to grow more and more intense as it draws to a close, slowing the progression down a bit on occasion.
"Burn my skin so I can feel you," Sharon calls out, lining that lyric up with a series of other contradictions that point out just how flawed this "love" she's speaking of is. Sharon's voice, like usual, is incredibly powerful, beautiful, and delivered with an immense amount of conviction.
Look for Sharon's next album, Are We There, via Jagjaguwar on May 27th.
No holds barred on this new Sharon Van Etten track. With some elongated, expressive vocal melodies, I think she's delivering some of her most straightforward lyricism yet. The spacious instrumentation complements her confident vocal delivery fantastically, and the chorus on this thing flourishes beautifully with vocal harmonies bright, shimmering guitars.
Sharon Van Etten drops a new NSFW video for the track "Magic Chords," which comes from the New York singer-songwriter's latest album, Tramp. Look for the album on Jagjaguwar, and check a review for it here.