Sharon Van Etten 2014 press pic

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.

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