Song of the Day: “Silent Night” by Sharon Van Etten

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Sharon Van Etten (Photo by Ryan Pfluger)

To celebrate the holidays, Sharon Van Etten releases a pair of songs, “Silent Night” b/w “Blue Christmas.”

Sharon’s rendition of “Silent Night” is broody and minimalistic, emphasizing her muscular voice over droning synth.

Sharon recorded “Silent Night” in 2018 for the “The Letter,” a short film by Eric Paschal Johnson that received a Vimeo Staff Pick Award.

In Sharon’s cover of the holiday classic “Blue Christmas,” her voice prettily mulls over lulling, simplistic guitar. It originally appeared on a benefit album called Do You EAR what I Ear in 2009 for the Association to Benefit Children, an outstanding New York-based service dedicated to permanently breaking the cycles of abuse, neglect, sickness and homelessness among disadvantaged children and their families.

Today, the two tracks are available to digitally stream anywhere for the first time.

Stream “Silent Night” by Sharon Van Etten on YouTube:

Sharon’s holiday covers follow “Let Go,” “a slow-building dream pop tune with a truly momentous climax” (Consequence of Sound) that she wrote for Feels Good Man, a documentary about Pepe the Frog. Additionally, she appears on “Lemon,” a recently-released track she co-penned with Local Natives.

Visit Sharon Van Etten online for more music!

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