Etoile Marley is the up and coming one-woman music machine refreshing our playlists this month with her freshly released EP ‘LockItDown’ this winter. Hailing from London, Etoile Marly is a genre-blurring powerhouse, fusing elements of blues, rock and RnB with an undeniable flair. Citing influences in the likes of Dusty Springfield, M.I.A and Portishead, Etoile expands on a canon of formidable female forces as she carves a space in the popular music landscape today. No rookie to the performing scene, Etoile fuels her musical escapades with her extensive experience as a dancer, actor and circus performer. If Etoile’s debut body of work is anything to go by, it’s evident these years of perfecting her performance persona has paid off. Crafting catchy chorus and innately hummable hooks, Etoile Marley is the up and coming artist infiltrating our airwaves with vibrant, vulnerable and vocally outstanding tracks this year.
‘LockItDown’ is the powerful, passionate and punchy EP colouring our daily soundtrack with empowering anthems and funky vibes this winter. Working with the incredibly proficient producer Academic, each song is overflowing with musical magic. The strong musical identity of Etoile swims throughout this EP from the vibrant, RnB inspired title track ‘LockItDown’ to the softer concluding song showcasing the sweeter-side to Etoile artistry. At its’ core, ‘LockItDown’ boasts the brilliance of Etoile’s diverse, energetic and deep vocal tone, oozing a confidence and self-assured nature that inaugurates Etoile as such an exciting act this year. Without fail this vocal versatility runs through the EP from the beginning tantalising title track ‘LockItDown’ to the concluding song ‘Rollercoaster’ showcasing the sweeter-side to Etoile artistry. Rife with introspective lyrics and catchy melodies, the second track ‘Cuffing Season’ is an ode to those entanglements that toed the line between a brewing heartache or blossoming love. Let’s face it, we’ve all been there, Etoile has just given us a reason to sing about it as Etoile’s vocals sail over a synth-soaked soundscape. Each track on this diverse EP is rich with the bright and bold nature of Etoile herself - and we love it. So, this winter let Etoile transport you out of your grey, quarantine bedroom as ‘LockItDown’ lifts our spirits and colours our daily soundtrack.
Listen to ‘LockItDown’ On SPOTIFY HERE