She wears a vintage coat by Jean Paul Gaultier from James Veloria. Sharon Van Etten must surely be the most popular student at Brooklyn College. In the past decade the singer —turned mature sophomore—has released five albums, toured the world with them, and made fans cry with the melancholy of her music. In fact, a large part of the reason Van Etten is back in school is for the sake of her adoring masses: The music she writes prompts such confessional fervor among audiences that, she says, she felt she owed it to them to get some professional training in mental health counseling. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-One Buy Now Related Stories Music Issue 49 Tove Lo The pop star reflects on the big feelings behind her biggest hits. Music Issue 49 Róisín Murphy Five questions for an art-pop icon. Music Issue 46 Hun Choi DJ Hunee outlines his dance floor philosophy. Music Issue 46 Lil Silva A superstar collaborator steps into the spotlight. Music Issue 44 Sigrid Scandipop's fresh face on stagecraft and The Sims. Music Issue 43 Brendan Yates The Turnstile frontman on hardcore's sweet side.