Thursday, May 14, 2009

Video: Sharon Van Etten "For You"

It can't be easy for a singer songwriter in the folk genre. Every night in every town you have countless men and women slinging their songs with acoustic guitars and softly sung lyrics. Luckily for us, Brooklyn-based Sharon Van Etten has found her way out of the mire and into the eye of the press, receiving rave reviews (see our thoughts here) for her new album because I was in love, due May 9 on Language of Stone. Hew new video "For You" debuted on Pitchfork, no less. Yes, even they label her as a Cat Power disciple, but her songs and this video are a stark reminder that only a mass of talent and a good voice can propel one above the sea of open-mic-mediocrity. Van Etten is currently touring Europe with the equally great and underappreciated Great Lake Swimmers.

1 comment:

Caitlin Rose said...

oh my god. I have loved this song for so long. Sharon is fantastic. Thanks for reminding me!