Sharon Van Etten - I Don't Want To Let You Down EP

Limited Black Vinyl 12" EP + Digital Download

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I Don’t Want To Let You Down is an EP by American singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten, released in June 2015 by Jagjaguwar Records.

I Don’t Want To Let You Down is like an unreleased side C of the musically mature, thematically searching ‘Are We There’, enacting the same tone, and lyrically still struggling, coping, and navigating trying relationships.

Some of those relationship problems were caused by being absent in the pursuit of her music career, a dilemma of self-awareness that provides fodder for much of this five-track EP. In "I Always Fall Apart", accompanied only by wistful piano and strings, she tenderly repeats "It's not my fault/It's just my flaw/It's who I am." The remaining tracks all feature a full band, including rotating guest appearances by her vocal-harmony shadow aka multi-instrumentalist Heather Woods Broderick, guitarist Adam Granduciel and bassist Dave Hartley of the War on Drugs, bassist Brad Cook of Megafaun, and drummer Darren Jessee of Ben Folds Five, among others, all directing the spotlight toward Van Etten's rock-tender vocals.

The self-titled opener has the quickest tempo, most pronounced guitars, and catchiest chorus, but still wails with yearning. The album closes with a seductively imperfect live performance of "Tell Me", an impactful, spaciously arranged rock lament with a far-reaching melody.

Both strong and vulnerable, I Don’t Want To Let You Down is a concise and angst-packed set delivered with emphasis in all the right places.

Check out the tracks: “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” and “Just Like Blood”. 

This limited edition EP with a printed inner sleeve and digital download is pressed in the USA on black vinyl.








I Don’t Want To Let You Down



Just Like Blood



I Always Fall Apart



Pay My Debts



Tell Me (Live)


SKU 656605226613
Record Label Jagjaguwar Records
Label / Model # Inertia
Catalogue Number JAG266
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 09 June 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 09 June 2015
Barcode # 656605226613
Shipping Weight 0.2600kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition 12" Vinyl EP, Black Vinyl, 45 RPM, Printed Inner Sleeve, Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Indie Rock
Genre Folk Rock
Genre Folk

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