Sharon Van Etten announced the impending release of her new album Are We There last month, but up until now, the only taste we’ve had of it is a way-to-short trailer video. This morning, though, Van Etten shared “Taking Chances,” the album’s first single, and it’s a surprisingly smooth and polished glide of a song, a personal take on the sort of thing that could’ve gotten heavy VH1 play in the mid-’90s. If the song represents a new direction for SVE, it’s a surprising one. Listen below.
Are We There is out 5/27 on Jagjaguwar.