Sharon Van Etten Sharon Van Etten artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music
Van Etten, Sharon

Sharon Van Etten

After taking a break to go back to school, do some acting and become a mom, Sharon Van Etten has just released her first new album in five years. Ryan Pfluger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Ryan Pfluger/Courtesy of the artist

Hear Sharon Van Etten Break Down Every Track On Her Stunning New Album

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/687213009/687241243" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

"They're still love songs. They're still melodically driven," Sharon Van Etten says. "I just feel like I sing with a different kind of force." Ryan Pfluger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Ryan Pfluger/Courtesy of the artist

'A Different Kind Of Force': Sharon Van Etten Takes Her Sound In New Directions

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/686199118/686696987" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Clockwise from upper left: Sharon Van Etten, Miya Folick, SOAK, J.S. Ondara Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

New Mix: Sharon Van Etten, SOAK, Miya Folick & More

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/657481071/657765775" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Clockwise from upper left: R.E.M. in 1991, Sharon Van Etten, Sylvan Esso, Kate Tempest Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

New Sylvan Esso, Sharon Van Etten, R.E.M. Acoustic Demo, More

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/492759274/492796451" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

John Grant and Neko Case Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

Hear John Grant And Neko Case

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/450926316/451153008" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Sharon Van Etten Laura Crosta hide caption

toggle caption
Laura Crosta

08Teen Angel (Sharon Van Etten)

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/440272669/440506884" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Buy Featured Music

    Song
    Teen Angel (Sharon Van Etten)
    Album
    Gazing With Tranquility: A Tribute To Donovan
    Artist
    Various Artists
    Label
    Rock the Cause
    Released
    2015

    Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Alan Sparhawk, Mimi Parker, and Zak Sally of Low surround Alan and Mimi's 8-month-old daughter Hollis in 2000. JEFF WHEELER/STAR TRIBUNE hide caption

toggle caption
JEFF WHEELER/STAR TRIBUNE

Sharon Van Etten Interviews Mimi Parker

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/328462898/437321938" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Sharon Van Etten Laura Crosta hide caption

toggle caption
Laura Crosta

02Just Like Blood

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/404725756/404923663" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Clockwise from upper left: My Morning Jacket, Sharon Van Etten, Matt Pond PA, Desaparecidos Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

All Songs Considered: Hear Brand New My Morning Jacket, More

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/401080634/401257133" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">