Etta Marcus Premieres New Song “Girls That Play” on BBC Radio 1
London-based singer-songwriter Etta Marcus will release her mini-album “The Death Of Summer & Other Promises” on January 26, 2024.
She premiered the forth single entitled “Girls That Play” from the mini-album on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo on January 10, 2024.
The track was written by Etta Marcus, Josh Scarbrow, and Matt Maltese. Produced by Josh Scarbrow.
Etta Marcus told Clara Amfo about the song, “It's just sort of like an ode to admit a woman in my life, I think. Last year, I had a bit of a dilemma with autonomy and just kind of authority and stuff and I think now that's completely changed to me. I feel like we are complex beings, so like we have authority and sometimes you don't have to have it. It's like, great how diverse we can be. And I think the woman in my life really helped me with that. So, it's like an ode to them without being kind of like women of bosses like, we can be whatever you want to be, it's cool.”
- Etta Marcus said of the sound of the song, “I was listening to a lot of LCD sound system. Those kinds of like, electronic kind of artists and then obviously a lot of like, British like you said, alternative artists like Wolf Alice. So, it was just sort of like, fun to get into that bit more of that electronic pocket while also having sort of grungy, heavier guitars in there.”
The mini-album comprises 8-track, where she worked with co-writer Matt Maltese and producer Josh Scarbrow.
Etta Marcus shared about EP on social media, “There is so much to say and I’m not sure I have the right words yet (I literally just finished the last song today), but writing this mini album has allowed me to grow up in ways I needed to. It forced me to have more confidence and in a lot of ways, without sounding too corny, it has empowered me.”
She continued, “It’s difficult to imagine doing this with anyone but Josh Scarbrow Three years of knowing and working with someone who is willing to pour themselves into your world…that’s rare.”
She added, “There are many more people to thank. Matt Maltese being another who has always felt like one of my biggest cheerleaders. Someone who has made me feel safe to the core.”
- source : BBC Radio 1