It’s funny how when you start looking back on the year you notice that some things sneakily meant a lot to you. ‘We Are Fine’ by Sharon Van Etten fits that description. As I’ve looked through/listened to playlists from throughout the year in preparation for year end list making I’ve found the tune showing up as much as any others I’ve loved throughout the last (almost) 365 days. I suppose it should be much a surprise, though- it’s a lovely, comforting tune through and through and features some vocal help from Zach Condon of Beirut, which, you know, is alright, I guess.
Sharon Van Etten recently released a superb deluxe version of Tramp, the fantastic album she released in January of this year, featuring demo versions of each track on the record. You need it in your collection. Enjoy.