Sharon Van Etten – ‘Life Of His Own’

A disarmingly simple B-side

This B-side to new single ‘Leonard’ is disarmingly simple – the softest strumming and barely there, elegantly still strings dovetailing as she sings of her desire for a man who will “shine every light, and make everyone else around me dim”. It’s heartbreaking – particularly when you remember the cretin that inspired her beautiful new album, ‘Tramp’.

Laura Snapes