Sharon Van Etten

Listen: “I Wish I Knew” from Sharon Van Etten Debut Reissue Album

Oct 03, 2017

Sharon Van Etten will release (it was) because i was in love, a deluxe reissue of her debut album, because i was in love, on November 17 as a Vinyl Me Please exclusive. It will include deluxe vinyl packaging with new artwork and liner notes, as well as two bonus tracks. Quietly be somewhere and listen to " I Wish I Knew" below. The song is a simple acoustic expression of Van Etten before the full embellishment of instrumental production and you really hear what it is that sets Van Etten in a class of her own. Her voice and words are arresting.

Says Van Etten of her first album: “It was an innocent and beautiful record, which some of my newer fans may not even know about. This seemed like the perfect time to remix and remaster it, and give it a new life.” 

"Van Etten still imbues her songs with the naked emotion that other singer-songwriters might iron out of their recordings. She wants us to hear the humanity of her work, the imperfections that make it palpable, the longing and heartache we’ve all nursed at some point. because i was in love was the blueprint for what fans have grown to love about and expect from Van Etten."