what sharon van etten?s heart bleeds her songs soak in and offer up to those throats in need of slaking. this is what we expect from musicians who trade in the autobiographical. we hold forth empty vessels and expect them to be filled with the reflective elements of a songwriter?s soul, mirrors within which we search for some small recognizable part of the self. ?because i was in love? features sharon van etten on vocals, acoustic guitar and tambourine, and greg weeks on electric guitar, organ and wood blocks.