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Song of the Day 6/3/09: Sharon Van Etten - For You

 

Unfortunately, Sharon Van Etten will be hard pressed to avoid comparisons to Cat Power, with her minimalist but pretty song structure, and captivating bluesy vocals. The plucky guitar work on "For You" reminds me of a slowed-down version of the well-known melody of the Turtles, "So Happy Together." Having not heard any of Van Etten's other work, I'm not sure whether she leans more towards a country-blues type sound, or whether she is emblematic of the indie-folk crooner types like Miss Chan Marshall. Frankly, either could work in her favor, as her vocals convey as much emotion as the music does, if not even more so. "For You" is a beautifully vintage-sounding two and half minute track from the twenty-eight year old New Yorker's forthcoming album, Because I Was In Love, which was released on May 26 via Language of Stone Records. /p>

- Nicole Coxe

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