SHARON VAN ETTEN
For all the attention that was paid to her 2012 break-through "Tramp", Sharon Van Etten is an artist with a hunger to turn another corner and to delve deeper, writing from a place of honesty and vulnerability to create a bond with the listener that few contemporary musicians can match. Compelled by a restless spirit, Van Etten is continuously challenging herself. Now, the result is "Are We There", a self-produced album of exceptional intimacy, sublime generosity, and immense breadth. Give a warm welcome to Sharon Van Etten as she will be performing at the Rockhal for the first time on 18 April 2015.
"'A love letter to the road' is a common description for art, but what Sharon Van Etten made is an ode to realizing that we're never done moving forward."
- Pitchfork [#19, The 50 Best Albums of 2014"
"the New Jersey-native singer-songwriter took the heartbreak she'd explored on past records and blew it up to massive scale."
- Rolling Stone [#20, 50 Best Albums of 2014]
"Van Etten is a massively strong songwriter who's only realized the power of her words and melodies over the course of recording them. So not only does she become more sure of herself with each go-round, she gets better at expressing both that assuredness and the complicated, difficult, timid emotional places that inspire her."
- The A.V. Club [#5, The 20 Best Albums of 2014]
"Are We There is the clearest, most cohesive image of Van Etten herself and everything she's about as a musician."
- Stereogum [#7, The 50 Best Albums of 2014]