Sharon Van Etten on taking the difficult parts of life and turning them into songs

Plus, swapping stories with Marc Maron about growing up in New Jersey
Sharon Van Etten
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Sharon Van Etten is no stranger to opening up about her own thoughts and experiences through her music. Part of that process is to help her navigate the difficult parts of life. The other part is to tap into her immensely talented creative self by writing in a stream of consciousness style.

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Van Etten joined host Marc Maron on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast for an extensive conversation about her songwriting process, her latest album We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong, touring during the pandemic, and much more.

The two began their conversation by swapping stories about growing up in New Jersey and how it helped to shape their respective careers. From there, Van Etten described one of the hidden benefits that came from being a musician during the COVID-19 pandemic. As touring came to a halt, Van Etten said she had the opportunity to “just figure out what home is.”

“I’ve moved so much as an adult that I haven’t lived anywhere long enough to have roots,” she said. As a result of this Van Etten was able to create much of her latest album We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong from her home in Los Angeles.

Listen to Sharon and Marc’s full conversation above for more insights into the making of the album and much more.

The WTF with Marc Maron Podcast features host Marc Maron as he welcomes various comedians, actors, directors, writers, authors, musicians and folks from all walks of life to his home for amazingly revealing conversations. Marc's direct, comprehensive interview style allows guests to express themselves in ways listeners have never heard.

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