Listen Sharon Van Etten releases new track ‘Porta’

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It’s her first solo release 2020.

Back with her first solo track since 2020, Sharon Van Etten has shared new track ‘Porta’.

Speaking on the new song, she describes it as written “at one of my lowest lows. For most of my adult life I have struggled with bouts of depression and anxiety and coping mechanisms, and I sometimes let those dark moments get the best of me. During this time I felt very dissociated. Not connected to my body and I felt out of control.”

“I was seeking a friend, someone to talk to who understands what finding the core means but also knows what my weaknesses are and can help me work around them and find my other strengths,” she continues. “I knew I was entering a no judgment zone and I needed to be held accountable for my actions and Stella helped me step up. We would meet once a week on Zoom, have a catch up on life over a quick coffee and then get to work. Then, a day or two later she would send another video my way so I had something to work towards the end of the week. She was encouraging, but not pushy. If life got in the way, I didn’t feel like I let her down - but I loved our sessions. I looked forward to them. I started feeling closer to her, and closer to myself, and it helped things seem hopeful. And I just wanted to share that with the world. Instead of the darkness. Instead of my fears. My message is to work through them. Even when it’s hard. Even when it hurts. Reach out. Reach out to that friend who helps you reach out towards yourself.”

Have a listen now.

See Sharon Van Etten live at the following dates:

MARCH
02 - Sat. Mar. 5 - Cancún, MX @ One Big Holiday !

APRIL
21 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theatre ~
22 - Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom ~
23 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse ~
24 - Charleston, SC @ High Water Music Festival

MAY
31 - Lisbon, PT @ Aula Magna ^#

JUNE
02 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
05 - München, DE @ Muffathalle ^%
06 - Antwerp, BE @ Openluchttheater Rivierenhof ^%
07 - Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle ^%
09 - Oslo, NE @ Loaded &
10 - Stockholm, SE @ Rosendal, Djurgarden &
11 - Copenhagen, DK @ Syd For Solen &
13 - Berlin, DE @ Metropol ^%
14 - Utrecht, NE @ TivoliVredenberg Grote Zaal ^%
15 - Paris, FR @ La Cigale ^%
17 - London, UK @ O2 Brixton Academy ^%
18 - Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute ^%
19 - Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy Leeds ^%
21 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland ^%
22 - Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street ^%

JULY
21 - Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap Center For the Performing Arts *
22 - Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit *
23 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *
25 - Austin, TX @ Moody Amphitheater *
28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *
29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *
30 - Berkeley, Ca @ Greek Theatre *

AUGUST
02 - Troutdale, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater *
03 - Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheater *
05 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Botanical Garden *
06 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA *
07 - Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park *
09 - Minneapolis, MN @ Surly Brewing Festival Field *
10 - Chicago, IL @ TBA *
11 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe *
12 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *
13 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *
15 - Shelburne, VT @ The Green at Shelburne Museum *
16 - LaFayette, NY @ Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards *
18 - Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion *
19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at The Mann *
21 - New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage *

! = with My Morning Jacket
~ = with Mia Joy
& = with The National
^ = Darkness Fades Tour
# = with The Weather Station
% = with L’Rain
* = The Wild Hearts Tour with Angel Olsen, Julien Baker, & Spencer.

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