Born in New Jersey on February 26, 1981, Sharron Van Etten is a indie folk music singer/songwriter. Van Etten writes retrospective songs with reflective lyrics that she sings in a soft, yet powerful voice that entwines itself around the heart of the listener. Along with singing and songwriting, Van Etten can also play a variety of instruments including the guitar and piano, and she showcases these talents in each one of her songs. Van Etten released her debut studio album Because I Was In Love back in 2009, and since that time she has released two other albums that include 2010's Epic and 2012's Tramp. Even though Van Etten is a relatively new artist, she has already received the praise of popular music sources like Pitchfork Media. According to the popular music source, Van Etten's music is best described as having "some echoes of folk tradition but generally in a more personal, introspective space."