As we head into a brief summer publication break to enjoy the summer sun for a few days, it's the perfect time to take stock of the year in music so far. PopMatters returns to our normal publishing schedule on Monday, 8 July.
Sharon Van Etten has more than "musician" listed on her résumé after releasing her fifth full-length studio album in January. Raising her young son, touring, and acting have her plate piled high, but who knows what this mother of reinvention will do next.
Sharon Van Etten wrestles with excitement and restraint as she unveils to PopMatters revelations concerning her newly found confidence; the advantages of working with collaborators as opposed to working solo; her rise in the indie rock world; and, not least, her upcoming record.