Etole Marley

FRESH: ‘Catching Feelings’ – Etoile Marley

Etoile Marley has “Catching Feelings”


Australian born, UK based, singer and songwriter Etoile Marley has just released her haunting new tune, “Catching Feelings”, along with co-writer, producer and performer Porteous.

The song is a deeply brooding ballad with a pulsing beat and chilled, atmospheric vocals, a duet with a difference but with a frightened is not restrictive story at its heart.

“Catching Feelings” was written and recorded by Etoile at home and online with the 21 year old London based Porteous, who made his debut in 2019 with the song “Vibe With You”. “Catching Feelings” is a genre fusing, steamy song about lusting over your best friend.

Etole says of the partnership: “When I heard Porteous sing for the first time (online, in a songwriting camp with a university in Sweden), I really loved his voice andso asked him to do a duet with me. The reference track that I suggested to him was ‘If The World Was Ending’ by Julia Michaels and JP Saxe. I wanted to create are sort of sorrowful song about love and lust”.

Etoile Marley herself used to be a circus performer and made her music debut in 2019 with her single “Everytime” and really established herself in 2020 with such sensual rhymes as “Cuffing Season” and “Tension And Pride”. She worked with Mauritian artist Adriano Desire on the stonking synthwave belter “Do You?” prior to her first release of 2021, “Catching Feelings”. Look out for more of Etole to come…

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!