“Love More” by Sharon Van Etten – My Favorite Song of 2010?
Sharon Van Etten ::: Photo by Cat Stevens
We may only be a month into 2010, but I can’t imagine a song coming around in the next 11 months that will enchant me more than Sharon Van Etten’s “Love More.” It’s a bold statement, but all those critics last January said that Merriweather Post Pavilion was the best record of 2009, right? And sure enough, it was number one on their best of lists.
Another blog said it better than I could, and I’m willing to admit that. Regarding “Love More” The Tripwire said, “[it] accomplishes in just five minutes what most songwriters fail to find in years of trying: it opens you up.” And it’s true, my heart sings along as much as it breaks with every aching note of “Love More.”
There’s no artist in America today that I am more excited to hear what’s next from than Sharon Van Etten. However, even if “Love More” is the only thing she releases in 2010, Sharon Van Etten will have had a successful year. That’s how beautiful this song is.