Sharon Van Etten had a huge year last year, with her album Are We There establishing her as one of our greatest rootsy indie rockers. It doesn’t look like she’s going to let up anytime soon. Yesterday, Van Etten was a musical guest on Ellen, and rather than playing any of the songs from Are We There, she busted out a new single called “I Don’t Want To Let You Down.” It’s a big, pretty, deeply satisfying tune, a song that could’ve easily shown up on the album. Instead, the song will appear on a new 7″ (with exclusive b-side) and a yet-to-be-announced EP with unreleased tracks. Watch the Ellen performance and stream the studio version below.
Are We There? is out now on iTunes and Spotify via Jagjaguwar. We’ll let you know when she announces the EP.