Watch Sharon Van Etten Live at Rockwood Music

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With a new album called Are We There coming out earlier this month, Sharon Van Etten recently played a show for WFUV at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City.

One of the definite highlights of the performance was the lead single off Are We There, the laid-back “Every Time the Sun Comes Up,” in which Van Etten sweetly sings about seeing double when the sun peeks over the horizon.

Watch Van Etten in action below. 

Sharon Van Etten Plays New Single in a London Church

With a new album called Are We There coming out in the United States on May 27, Sharon Van Etten offered a stripped-down sneak peek at the song “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” for NME.

Van Etten teamed with Heather Woods Broderick at the Emmanuel Church in Islington, London, for the performance.  Watch the heart-wrenching clip below.

Sharon Van Etten Mesmerizes At Lollapalooza

If Sharon Van Etten had her druthers, she would have played Lollapalooza 15 years ago.

That was the sentiment she shared during a mesmerizing set Friday afternoon in Chicago’s Grant Park.

Taking the PlayStation stage at 3 p.m., Van Etten gushed about fulfilling one of her dreams.

“It’s funny that you’re a teen when you want to play Lollapalooza and now you’re 30,” she joked.

Judging by her performance, Van Etten deserves it. Culling mainly from her 2012 ode to relationships gone bad, Tramp, Van Etten weaves personal tales (she has sometimes wondered if they are too personal) with her haunting vocals and heartfelt lyrics.

On stage, though, there’s always that funny banter in between songs, which seems to suggest that performing is a means of therapy for Van Etten.

One can’t help but be charmed when Van Etten talks excitedly about all the bands she wants to see at Lollapalooza.

“Black Keys! The Shins! Michael Kiwanuka!” She basically gave the crowd their marching orders for Friday.

“This is a time when I wish I could be in two places at once,” she noted with a smile.

Throughout her show, there are both the folksy strums of an acoustic guitar and a bow taken to an electric guitar to create an atmospheric landscape.

But the most-powerful instrument Van Etten carries in her arsenal is her emotion, whether dealing with heartbreak or pure joy.

Sharon Van Etten Plays KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten has had a busy week in Los Angeles.

On Tuesday, she spent her waking hours performing on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic before heading to Conan that evening.

Van Etten, whose latest album, Tramp, has received high praise, played sweet versions of the song “Leonard” on each show, both of which can be seen in the videos below.

Want some more Van Etten?  Here is the full MBE performance, and she also recently appeared on Spinner‘s Interface sessionswhich you can watch here.

For a list of tour dates and more information, visit Van Etten’s official website.