Give her an acoustic guitar and she'll unhinge the world. Since first release in the beginning of the year, Etaoin raked in over a million streams. "I can’t believe that people are so nice, I'm genuinely shook - I thought it was gonna flop," says the songwriter, heart on sleeve as usual. Reality is that her immediate lyrics and earthbound instrumentals strike a chord in many listeners.
Etaoin wrote all four songs on her debut EP on her own. A process which happened quickly, because they are so laser-focussed on a feeling, on an emotion, and were all born out of a real life situation. Etaoin is relatable, which is probably why the songs she released over the last months were greeted with euphoric reviews and incredible playlist support (including Spotify's 'NMF' on every single one of them and 'Most Beautiful Songs in the World').
Etaoin’s raw honesty is notably present on her upcoming single "For Her", a song she wrote during three months away from home, pining for London and missing her parents. “It’s about waiting and praying for your old self to come back, whilst at the same time knowing full well that the only reason she’s gone is because you stamped her out, thinking her softness was naive and weak. It’s about missing that same softness within yourself, which is safer to not show people.”
Nov 18th - London, Servant Jazz Quarters
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"I want this song to say ‘I’m here with you, I know exactly where you are in your head," Etaoin continues. "I was there too and it’s okay to feel like this’ to anyone who has felt like they maybe didn’t want to be here anymore. I want it to feel like someone squeezing the listener’s hand under the table in support, like an ‘I understand’.” And this might be Etaoin's essence summarized. Deeply empathetic, she gets what it's like to feel your worst and she doesn't want anyone to feel that way.
The Bedroom Walls EP is out on April 30th, Etaoin is available for interviews and other shenanigans.