I’m loving this first Sharon Van Etten single, “Taking Chances”, off her forthcoming new 11-track record “Are We There”, out May 27th via Jagjaguwar. It opens with this irresistibly smooth and intimate combo of guitar and percussion (like some kind of Sade beat) before SVE begins her first verses. She’ll be kicking off a tour May 8th, beginning in Northampton, Mass. at the Iron Horse Music Hall. You can pre-order the record here. Follow SVE at facebook and twitter. — David D. Robbins Jr.