Sound Check

Sharon Van Etten in the Distance at 3 a.m.


She's a good one. Your Love is Killing Me ! Great interview.
This interview reminds me a lot of Dan Savage's interview of Tim Minchin: just a little gushing.

Not that I can blame him. She's stunningly beautiful and so is her voice. She also has the rare gift that I can follow the lyrics without any trouble.
Those lyrics remind me a lot several Rilke poems from The Book of Hours, particularly this one:

Extinguish my sight, and I can still see you;
plug up my ears, and I can still hear;
even without feet I can walk toward you,
and without mouth I can still implore.
Break off my arms, and I will hold you
with my heart as if it were a hand;
strangle my heart, and my brain will still throb;
and should you set fire to my brain,
I still can carry you with my blood.
Didn't think I was going to like it but ended up liking it a lot. Powerful.