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Review: "I Hate How I Look In My Head" - Etaoin

Emotionally charged and authentically vulnerable, Etaoin wears her heart on her sleeve with "I Hate How I Look In My Head." The song is raw and relatable, tackling the complexities of body image and self-acceptance. Etaoin elaborates on the song's meaning, stating, "When I was younger I felt super insecure about my body. As you grow up your body changes, you gain weight, you lose weight, you bruise and get scars and tiger stripes and I found this a really scary experience. I wrote I hate how I look in my head with my friend Dustin Dooley. Luckily, I love how I look now - but I wanted to revisit that feeling of insecurity when I was younger." As many of us have struggled with embracing our appearances and true selves, Etaoin's message is bound to resonate with a sea of listeners.

Scaled-back and exposed, Etaoin belts her song's powerful message over a minimalistic background. "I Hate How I Look In My Head" balances strong emotional choruses with soft, whispered verses, representing the inner-turmoil that brews from body image struggles. The track is a heartfelt ballad, featuring tender piano lines and Etaoin's soaring vocals. Etaoin holds nothing back on this song, expressing herself fully with impassioned, gut-wrenching melodies. "I Hate How I Look In My Head" is a must-listen for anyone who has struggled with something similar before and needs to hear that they're not alone in this battle.

Quickly establishing herself in the pop world, Etaoin made her debut in 2021 with her EP, Bedroom Walls. So far, the Irish singer-songwriter has added a couple of EPs and a handful of singles to her catalog, garnering her over 10 million streams. Having a commercial pop sensibility, Etaoin cites artists like Dermot Kennedy, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, Taylor Swift, and Tracy Chapman as her major influences. She has put her own spin on commercial pop, adding elements of folk to it through her delicate guitar fingerpicking. Some of Etaoin's popular releases include "Pale Damp Cheeks," "Bedroom Walls," "For Her," and "Not Over You."

Written By Cheyenne Johnson



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