- 12 Feb 21
Melding folk and pop melodies, Étáin Collins's trademark style is inspired by contemporaries Bon Iver and Big Thief.
The singer-songwriter has now released her first song recorded in a studio, the beautiful 'bone house'. With a simple but captivating melody as the background drapery to her soft voice, étáin's words are urgent in their need to be heard. Often displaying an angelic vocal range, the brutally honest lyrics resonate deeply with any listener who pays attention.
étáin's first attempt at a stop motion music video is slated to follow later in the month.
Following the release of her debut single 'hazy' in 2020, étáin proves that she is a force to be reckoned with in the Irish indie scene with previous track 'You're a Picture' and current single 'bone house'.
An artist that delves into the deep dark and haunting idiosyncrasies of life, the musician began performing in the local circuit in Cork city at the beginning of 2020 before the world stood still. Since then she has been steadily developing her own sound and preparing to share it again.
"'bone house' focuses on fragility and progression," étáin says of her new track's subject matter.
"It is a self-encouragement and a self-reflection. I wrote it at a time when I felt I had grown stronger than the person I was in the past. Listening again now, I had no idea what was heading my way, but it is a reminder of how far I’ve come. I hope other people can relate to that same feeling."
"I recorded bone house at Wavefield Recording Studios in Clonakilty and it was a wonderful experience to work with people who are so passionate and skilled at what they do. I hope to release more music later in the year and am looking forward to playing gigs again in the (hopefully near) future."
Listen to 'bone house' below: