Ahead of the holiday season, Sharon Van Etten releases a pair of songs, “Silent Night” b/w “Blue Christmas.” Van Etten’s rendition of “Silent Night” is broody and minimalistic, emphasizing her muscular voice over droning synth. It was recorded in 2018 for the “The Letter,” a short film by Eric Paschal Johnson that received a Vimeo Staff Pick Award. In Van Etten’s cover of the holiday classic "Blue Christmas,” her voice prettily mulls over lulling, simplistic guitar. It originally appeared on a benefit album called Do You EAR what I Ear in 2009 for the Association to Benefit Children, an outstanding New York-based service dedicated to permanently breaking the cycles of abuse, neglect, sickness and homelessness among disadvantaged children and their families. Today, the two tracks are available to digitally stream anywhere for the first time.