Sharon Van Etten closed out the week on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Friday night (May 20), performing “Mistakes” from her latest album We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong. Watch it happen below. We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong arrived at the beginning of...
Last month, Sharon Van Etten announced that her sixth album We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong would arrive at the beginning of May, and while she released singles (“Porta” and “Used To It”) prior to the announcement, those singles would not appear on the project. It came as Van Etten announced that she would not share singles from the album prior to its release. While that made for a bit more of a grueling wait for the album’s music, We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong in its entirety is now here and she celebrates its release with a new performance.
The singer-songwriter answers your questions, including the live performers she’s learned the most from, her favourite grape varieties, and whether her mum is still concerned for her wellbeing
This week, “Mistakes” by Sharon Van Etten is Stephanie’s DJ Pick! Sharon Van Etten is a alternative singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. As early as 2007, Van Etten was an active player in the music industry, releasing her earliest works on self-produced CDs. She signed to the record label Language of Stone for her 2009 debut album Because I Was in Love. Since then, she has released five additional albums, and is currently signed to Jagjaguwar.
Sharon Van Etten has shared a cinematic new video for ‘Mistakes’ – watch her wander around Brooklyn for the new visual below. The track is taken from Van Etten’s sixth studio album ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’, which came out on Friday (May 6).
Every Sharon Van Etten album drills deep into the grit of struggle and its pearl: resolve. Long a dissector of toxic relationships, this sixth outing finds her happily relocated from Brooklyn to LA, where Van Etten and her young family hadn’t unpacked before they had to see out a pandemic. Her usual scrying of messy innards now comes with an added dimension – that of trying to hold everything together as the world outside upended.
Sharon Van Etten has shared a music video for her song “Mistakes.” The track appears on her new album We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong, which arrived earlier today via Jagjaguwar. In the video, Van Etten can be seen revisiting some of her old Brooklyn haunts, like the Drift and Union Pool. Check out the Ashley Connor-directed visual below.
Sharon Van Etten released her fantastic new album, We've Been Going About This All Wrong on Friday (order on marbled smoke vinyl), and to celebrate, she played a surprise last minute release show at Union Pool. They started giving out free wristbands for the intimate show at 4 PM, and it wasn't long until they were gone. The set also streamed live on YouTube, and you can watch the full video below.
Sharon Van Etten's fantastic new album Remind Me Tomorrow came out today, and she'll celebrate its release with a surprise last minute NYC show at Union Pool, tonight (5/6)! That's a far more intimate venue than Sharon has played here in a very long time. They're giving out entry wristbands...
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