CMU Approved

Approved: Sharon Van Etten – Tell Me

By | Published on Monday 29 October 2012

Sharon Van Etten

On 12 Nov, Jagjaguwar will re-release a deluxe two-disc edition of Sharon Van Etten’s third LP ‘Tramp’, pairing each original track with its predating studio demo. The set also features sleeve notes transcribed from Van Etten’s diary, a hand drawn self portrait, and – since it’s a special occasion – an extra demo titled ‘Tell Me’.

Crowning a year strewn with deserved praise for ‘Tramp’s real and credible lyrical candour, ‘Tell Me’ flaunts its frailty like a badge, keeping back the artless pain in Van Etten’s voice – the way it pleads and pierces, falters at the top-note tremolo – in a whorl of acoustic guitar strums.

Hear ‘Tell Me’, and also view the unnerving video for Sharon’s new single ‘Magic Chords’, just here: