Sharon Van Etten announces ‘I Don’t Want To Let You Down’ EP

The release features guest appearances from The War On Drugs

Sharon Van Etten has announced plans for a new EP, entitled ‘I Don’t Want To Let You Down’.

The five track release will come out on June 8. The title track was debuted live on Ellen in January and the EP features guest appearances from The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel on guitar and Dave Hartley on bass.

It also features a live version of ‘Tell Me’ recorded at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre Del Liceu in December of last year. The EP follows 2014’s ‘Are We There’ album and will come after a run of UK tour dates, set to take place later this month.


The ‘I Don’t Want To Let You Down’ tracklisting is:

‘I Don’t Want To Let You Down’
‘Just Like Blood’
‘I Always Fall Apart’
‘Pay My Debts’
‘Tell Me’ [Live]

Last month Sharon Van Etten reduced a newsreader to tears with a live performance. John Campbell, host of Campbell Live was unable to attend Van Etten’s gig in Auckland so producers on his programme secretly arranged for her to appear during an episode earlier in the day of the gig.

In a clip you can watch here, Campbell’s auto-cue is turned off as he is ambushed with the surprise by colleagues. Van Etten recorded her part at the venue of the gig, performing the song ‘Tarifa’ from ‘Are We There’.

Sharon Van Etten plays:

Bristol Trinity Centre (April 21)
Dublin Whelan’s (23)
Leeds Brudenell Social Club (25)
Leeds Brudenell Social Club (26)
Gateshead Sage (27)
London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (29)


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