“A skinhead Soul princess” – The Guardian
Known and loved for her self-empowerment, soulful vocals and creatively pushing boundaries, London based Etta Bond will be pushing these boundaries even further by entering new territories and exploring new concepts and releasing a body of work like never before.
Etta already has an impressive list of collaborations including Wretch 32, SiR, Skepta, Avelino and more, along with support from key tastemakers like Annie Mac, Julie Adenuga and DJ Target. With inspirations taken from the likes of Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Billie Holiday, but Etta’s biggest inspiration of all is love.
After teasing her forthcoming music throughout the past year, with intimate and oversubscribed residency shows in East London, those lucky enough to have attend may have heard some of the new material, received a haircut, tattoo or jewellery. The first offering off of the highly anticipated body of work is Surface featuring Disturbing London’s A2 and long-time producer Raf Riley (Diplo, Mike Skinner, Avelino).
Surface describes how nothing is ever as it seems, with social media being prominent in everyone’s everyday life, with people only showing what they want you to see, you never really know what could be going on in someone’s world really and truly, with lyrics like “I don’t need to check the ‘gram I’m the one that took the photo” Surface is about getting to know someone on a deeper level than just what everyone else see’s.
Etta’s powerful delivery on Surface is teeming with vulnerability and honesty that will warm even the coldest of hearts, a perfect introduction to her forthcoming project.