Follow The Sun

9 Nov

Sharon Van Etten’s “Everytime The Sun Comes Up,” is a modern day revelation with an 80’s twist. You will find yourself absolutely mesmerized by Van Etten’s smoky but smooth vocals that match Chrissie Hynde (of The Pretenders).

But there is also a hint of another retro sound here. After multiple listens, especially to the spellbinding chorus in which Van Etten croons “Everytime The Sun Comes Up I’m in Trouble,” I heard similarities to this tune and Echo and The Bunnymen’s “Bring On The Dancing Horses.” It has that same dramatic flair, done in a slower tempo. And yes, the chorus to both songs do line up. Listen with an open mind and you’ll hear it.

But Van Etten brings this track into the modern world with her blunt, bordering on crass, lyrics. It’s a portrait of a bruised person, and by God it is a wonder to the ears.

Singer/songwriters, such as Van Etten, can often leave a melodramatic impression on listeners that is overbearing, but on “Everytime The Sun Comes Up” Van Etten manages to captivate her audience into really hearing what she has to say without bombarding them with melancholy.

It’s more than just a song. It’s more than just a girl singing. It’s an experience.

DiscographyBecause I was in Love (2009), Epic (2010), Tramp (2012), Are we There (2014).

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