Singer songwriter ettie brings sweetness and thoughtful gravity through the goodness that is ‘pepsi’.
“The song is about not having a dazzling connection with someone,” said ettie, “but deciding to go with it anyway; like when you ask for a Coke in a restaurant and they ask if pepsi is okay? It’s not exactly what you ordered but it’s a start.”
Just there. Never a big influence. There’s intimacy, but not connection. A relationship that is very cool, but isn’t the passion that it had promised, a war of hearts, tug away in a struggle that can only lead to one place.
ettie has played Brixton Jamm and The Slaughtered Lamb, and supported incredible artists like Calvin Rodgers. With her third single, ‘hello, I’ve got anxiety’, ettie stripped back her classic alt-pop/pop-punk sound, to write a song that provided people with a soundtrack to their mental health during the trying times of lockdown.
80’s vibes tinged in tart sweetness, the anthem for waiting for something better, is certainly a relatable situation.
Written by ettie and recorded with Charles Westropp.