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  • Kelli Dixon

Review: "Cold Blood" - Etaoin

An author named Rachel Vincent said: “Whoever said it is better to have loved and lost than never loved was full of crap.” When you lose someone, there is a kind of immediate sadness that overtakes you. After a while, the initial shock will fade, but the pain still lingers. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much to bring it back to the surface. If you never loved, than there would be no pain to feel. In her song, “Cold Blood,” Etaoin sings about regret and the recollection of pain.

One aspect of the song that stood out to me was Etaoin’s voice. It is crisp and passionate. You can tell that she really put her heart the lyrics. I also liked how her voice blended with the music. The only instrumentation used was the strumming of an acoustic guitar. It was light and happy against the heavy subject matter of the lyrics. The element did surprise me, but it ended up sounding really good.

Etaoin is from London. If you liked “Cold Blood,” you should check out another one of her songs called “Pale Damp Cheeks.” It has the similar sound of somber lyrics being complimented by an airy guitar strum. What makes Etaoin’s music even better is that she sings about two very relatable subjects: love and pain.

Written By Kelli Dixon



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