Leonard

Album: The Tramp (2012)
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  • Many of The Tramp tracks find Van Etten reflecting back on a five year relationship that ended around the time of the release of her previous album, Epic. She explained to UK newspaper The Sun: "'Leonard is about me looking back on a relationship and having three minds about it. Having dual feelings about loving and losing and letting the past go."

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