“Leonard” (Live On KCRW) (Video)

    Sharon Van Etten appeared on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic last week, where she performed a session that you can listen to in full over here. Video of her set has also surfaced online, with “Leonard” from the recently released Tramp streaming below. This is a great way to witness Van Etten perform in an up-close, whites-of-her-eyes kind of way. It also shows off some of the intricacies in her sound, where her tender vocal beautifully combines with the stripped-down feel of the song, especially when her voice twirls into her upper register. She even manages to transcend the stuffy confines of the studio setting in which she’s performing, which is no mean feat. [via AHIAS]