Sharon Van Etten
I DON'T WANT TO LET YOU DOWN - EP
a five track EP of non album songs as sophisticated & evolved as anything Van Etten has ever done - she's clearly on a roll at the moment & rather than make us wait for a whole new album, she tides us over with this classy set.
Van Etten & a sterling crew of collaborators offer documents of surrender & disappointment, admission & longing. The gorgeous ‘Just Like Blood’ manages to capture all four facets in less than five minutes. Contributors to the EP include Adam Granduciel & Dave Hartley of The War On Drugs amongst others. The final track is a live version of 'Are We There' bonus track "Tell Me", recorded in Barcelona in December 2014. "In just 22 minutes, we see Van Etten in a number of different forms, from the piano ballad of “I Always Fall Apart” to the full-band live cut “Tell Me”. The lead title track could be a signature song, a rich, mid-tempo jaunt into Van Etten’s honest insecurities" - consequence of sound.
- I Don’t Want To Let You
- Just Like Blood
- I Always Fall Apart
- Pay My Debts
- Tell Me (Live)