I can't remember exactly when I became aware of Sharon Van Etten, but I remember the song I heard not really resonating with me at the time. Yes, beautiful voice, folky arrangement, but, at the time I passed on giving it a longer listen. After hearing her latest track, and fully coming to my senses, I'm on board. On the bandwagon so to say, hell, I might even be driving that wagon from now on. And that hesitation concerning her June 21st show at the Exit/In in Nashville is gone. Tickets will be bought tonight!
Taking Chances is the first single from her upcoming album, Are We There due out in late May. The tune is a slow burner, beautifully composed with Sharon's haunting voice stealing the show, as the arrangement slowly rises in intensity. Now go, listen, let me know what you think.