MP3: New Sharon Van Etten


Track comes from forthcoming
album, due next February.


Sharon Van Etten’s new album (Tramp, out Feb. 7 on
Jagjaguwar) showcases an artist in full control of her powers, and “Serpents”
blares Tramp‘s articulated vision. Listen to the track here for an
advance glimpse of the album:



With venomous strength, Sharon’s singing and lyrics attack self-doubt
and insecurity, when one feels the initial pangs of a relationship turning away
from beauty towards rot. She’s backed by a supporting cast of The National’s
Aaron Dessner (slide guitar, bass) and Bryce Dessner (ebo guitar), The
Walkmen’s Matt Barrick (drums), Doveman’s Thomas Bartlett (keys), and Wye Oak’s
Jenn Wasner (vocals). “Serpents” offers only an inkling of the glorious Tramp,

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