We're celebrating summer music here on The Takeaway. Throughout the month, we’ll be talking with different musicians about what songs say summer to them. Our guest today is New Jersey-raised and Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter Sharon Van Etten.
Sharon recently toured Europe with The National, played a series of shows for the South By Southwest music conference, and finished up a 25-stop North American tour. Her latest album is called "Epic." Sharon's summer mixtape includes:
From her youth:
Songs she's listening to this summer:
And here's the video for Beastie Boys' "Hey Ladies":