100 Greatest Songs of the 2010’s #34 Sharon Van Etten – Your Love Is Killing Me

Released : 2014

We’ve been blessed in this decade with women making music of depth, passion, colour: singing in ecstacy, passion, fear, anger. Sharon Van Etten’s Are We There was a case in point, a rolling field of dreams be they broken or about to come true.

Sounding like a death waltz with the end of everything, on Your Love Is Killing Me the singer dissolves into the courage of being left in an impossible situation, but giving and taking pain in a way that is the hallmark of long abandoned hope. Most of us will never go there, but to feel what’s it’s like to wrap your hand guiltily around a flame again and again whilst crying tears of joy, a listen to this remarkable song will be all the empathy you’ll ever need.


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