Etaoin returns with acoustic new single ‘Sick Of Me’

"I was totally heartbroken and thought about her literally every day but was far too proud to message her and tell her that."
25 March 2022

By Frank Bell

Irish singer-songwriter Etaoin’s new single Sick Of Me takes her traditional acoustic-folk sound and infuses it with heart-wrenching lyrics and personal experience.

Using her brutally honest approach to songwriting and taking ideas for lyrics from her life around her, Sick Of Me is in Etaoin’s trademark stripped-back style, with her melancholic vocals taking lead on top of the relentless strum of the guitar. Reminiscing on an argument with her best friend, the music surges and the vocals pulse intensely on words that the London-based singer wishes she could have said in the moment.

Etaoin explains: “I felt hurt and replaced by her new life and friends. I was totally heartbroken and thought about her literally every day but was far too proud to message her and tell her that. The whole situation had me feeling totally unhinged if I’m honest. I felt like I’d caused the problem and would tell myself there was no point in trying to fix it because the friendship was over and I just needed to get over it – but I would lie in bed at night and write diary entries addressed to her on my iPhone notes and then never send them.”

Releasing her debut EP ‘Bedroom Walls’ last year to critical acclaim, Etaoin sharply rose up to 5 million streams on just her first four songs. With Sick Of Me as the first taste to her next EP, ‘I Hate Everyone (But I Don’t Mind You)’, more stunning stories are sure to arrive along with a new developing folk-pop sound.

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