Photo by Dusdin Condren.
We’re back in the studio this week to record the second project of the 2010 Project Series. This time we’ve taken a softer turn—towards the sounds of Brooklyn neofolk songwriter Sharon Van Etten.
Sharon and her band drove down from New York last night, and, after some showers and coffee to wake them up, they’re up and ready, getting set to record. They ran through the song a few minutes ago and I can’t quite explain just how beautiful it is. For me, smooth honest folk has always been at the heart of what makes music so powerful. Its earnest intimacy embodies the relationship music creates between performer and listener, that perfect moment when the distance between the two disappears. It’s natural, bare, and real. This song is all of those things, rich with deep sounds and shapes. I can tell already, and we’ve barely started the day.
- Katonah3 years ago