Shamir Covers Sharon Van Etten’s ‘Dsharpg’

    Shamir has shared a cover of Sharon Van Etten‘s ‘Dsharpg’, from the singer-songwriter’s 2010 album Epic. The new version is taken from the upcoming double album epic Ten, which will include the original record as well as an album of covers by artists including Big Red Machine, IDLES, Courtney Barnett, Lucinda Williams, Fiona Apple, and more. Hear Shamir’s take on ‘Dsharpg’ below.

    “I was drawn to Shamir’s music by the immediate authenticity and originality of his voice and instrumentation choices,” Van Etten said in a statement. “It felt simultaneously throwback and very here and now. So many genres melting into one another, I couldn’t peg it and I loved every minute of the wild ride. Not to mention that his vocal range is from another universe and his arrangements are dark and stormy. Self admittedly, I have a harder time keeping up with music today, but Shamir’s music stands out as truly original and a force to be reckoned with in his reimagining of a time where I grew up fondly, angsty and dreaming.”

    epic Ten arrives digitally April 6 and physically June 11 via Ba Da Bing. Van Etten will be sharing a new cover from the record each Thursday up until the album’s release.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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