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Sharon Van Etten's New Song "I Don't Want to Let You Down" Is Super Emo and Obviously Awesome

Sobbing is the best.

by Eric Sundermann
Jan 16 2015, 3:23pm

We love Sharon Van Etten. Well, I mean, I love Sharon Van Etten. Maybe the rest of the Noisey staff does too, but I don't really care. My conversation with her surrounding the release of her previous album Are We There was one of the most enjoyable interviews I've had in my career as a music journalist. She operates in a space in which she's completely shameless with feelings and emotions, and that's weirdly... okay? These days, kids love to make fun of other kids for being emotional—which makes sense because it's definitely not cool to be a whiny little brat—but Sharon's music is so blatantly honest and in your face that she transcends the bullshit that usually comes when someone gets too Emo™. Anyway, enough justifying why sometimes it's okay to just cry your eyes out. Here's her new song and it's called "I Don't Want to Let You Down." Buy it on iTunes.