Her name is Sharon Van Etten, an American singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. Sharon started her music career on 2009 when she released her first album Because I Was In Love, singles like For You and Much More Than That played around the world after Pitchfork giving her a rating of 7.7. Her debut album also received very warm welcome and positive reviews from many music critics. People love her voice, while her songwriting skills are blowing everyone’s mind. Her music considered as an echoes of folk tradition with powerful vocal harmonies.
After some tours and promotions, she return to studio and recorded new materials, as a result she provide the music enthusiast with her second album titled Epic on 2010. Even though the whole album received some negative reviews here and there, the sophomore’s hit single Love More has been covered in concert by high profile artists such as Bon Iver and The National.
Last month, on February 7th, Sharon released her third album called Tramp. The album produced by Aaron Dessner of The National, her another Brooklyn musician friend. Sharon also featuring some Brooklyn-based musician like Bryce Dessner (The National), Francis Condon (Beirut), and another talented female singer-guitarist Jenn Wasner from Wye Oak duo. Have no chance to listen to the whole album yet, but I saw this single back and forth on my SoundCloud feed.
The single title is Life Of His Own. This song is an expression of a desire for relationship, where both parties maintain their own individual lives, friends, and passions, while still in love for each other. This is an accoustic version of the track and can be found at the B-Side of her recent single from Tramp album, Leonard. You might find Sharon’s voice is going deeper on this one, sung with slow guitar excerpt along with smooth violin sound in the background. You can listen to the track on the SoundCloud player below. Enjoy!