Music Review: Sharon Van Etten’s “I Know”


TRACK 10

“I Know”

From Sharon Van Etten’s Are We There

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Liner notes: Paring her confessional chamber pop to just voice and piano, Van Etten delivers a harrowing lament: “You see me turn around and try to hide my sigh…Then you disappear because you can’t fight fear.”

Behind the music: Are We There is the fourth album from Van Etten, who has recorded with the National, Shearwater, and the Antlers—not including her appearance on a John Denver tribute CD.

Check it out if you like: Intense folks like Angel Olsen, Cat Power, and Alela Diane.

This review first appeared in the May/June issue of Mother Jones.

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