Already with a number of heartbreaking singles under her belt, Etaoin’s latest track ‘I Hate Everyone (but I don’t mind you)’ is the title track of her upcoming EP, with an upbeat acoustic instrumentation that reveals the singer-songwriter’s own spin on a love song.
Released via MADE Records, Etaoin infuses her acoustic guitar led music with pop melodies and production to create her own modern sound. The last track to be released before her EP this year, the single is fast-paced with Etaoin’s powerful belting vocals and sweetened falsettos that lead the acoustic riffs through the verses. Written with songwriters Edd Holloway and Nick Atkinson, ‘I Hate Everyone (but I don’t mind you)’ is about going around and around in a relationship before realising that you’re the problem, and working out how to fix it.
“I remember at the time I was stuck in a situation with this guy who they’d seen me go round and round in circles with for MONTHS. I went in to hang out with them one day and we were talking about the confusion of the situation. They both started laughing and they said 'Etaoin, you are the problem here. You’re flirting with his friends and giving mixed signals. You guys need to sit down and just have a conversation.' And I was like DAMN. I realised it was me, I was the problem. So we decided to write a song about it."
Having achieved over 10 million streams since launching last year, Etaoin has seen great support from tastemakers like Wonderland and Amazon Music, and she has played live shows to sold out crowds in the UK, Germany, and Ireland. With her previous songs like ‘Cold Blood’ and ‘Sick Of Me’ showcasing her down to earth musical style and intense lyrics, ‘I Hate Everyone (but I don’t mind you)’ is poppier, with slicker electronics and a clean sound.
“The song is based around the idea of knowing someone fancies you and fancying them back secretly, but also knowing that you guys would be AWFUL for each other and it would never ever work out. Then also enjoying the fact that it could be a really bad idea. There are so many emotional ups and downs that happen when you start to like someone like that - especially when neither of you are good at talking about your feelings and you’re not sure what’s going on.”
With the entire EP drawing on from Etaoin’s personal life and experiences with love, loss, and relationships, she combines her singer-songwriter influences of Tracy Chapman, Taylor Swift and Elliot Smith with her own folk-pop sound. Aware of her themes of calling out bad guys on her tracks, this new single deviates from the norm while looking to reach her biggest audience yet.
'I Hate Everyone (but I don't mind you)' is out now.
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