Etta Bond

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Etta Bond
Birth name Henrietta Bond
Origin Cambridge
Genres Soul
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 2011–present
Labels OddChild Music
Associated acts Labrinth, Raf Riley, Wretch 32, Plan B, MNEK, Devlin, Josh Osho, Chris Loco, Khalil Madovi Fred Cox, Balistiq, LifeLines, Warren Xclnce

Henrietta "Etta" Bond is a British singer-songwriter. She is the first signing to OddChild Music, partially owing to Bond becoming friends with Labrinth thanks to a fluke Myspace encounter.

Writing material for her debut release, Bond worked with producer DaVinChe – having already uploaded the demo singles "Ask Me to Stay" and "Come Over". Credited as Henrietta, she appeared on DaVinChe's song "No Significance", which was also featured on the 4.3.2.1. film soundtrack. Bond also made an appearance on British rapper Wretch 32's second studio album, Black and White, on the track "Forgiveness" – which was released on 11 December 2011 as a single.

Bond and fellow OddChild signing Raf Riley (who's also had releases with Mad Decent) released a free collaboration EP on 20 July 2012 under the name Emergency Room, featuring the previously unreleased demo "Ask Me To Stay" alongside 7 other tracks, including the single "Boring Bitches", featuring Lady Leshurr. The video was produced by Reuben Dangoor alongside the EP artwork, and received mixed opinions due to the controversial content shown in the video.[1]

The EP received support from many notable artists, including Labrinth, Diplo, Professor Green and Mike Skinner [2] among others. "Resolve" was released in the form of a promotional video in December 2012. Both the video and artwork again made by Dangoor.

On 26 July 2013, ExR released the music video for "Big Girl's Vogue", the first promotional single from their second EP Meds. The eight-track EP was released for free download on 8 August 2013. The duo appeared on DJ Target's BBC Radio 1Xtra show on 13 August 2013 to promote the EP. They also appeared on CJ Beatz' "Soundcheck Special" to perform "Loophole" on 1Xtra on 9 September 2013.[3] On 30 September 2013, they appeared on Rinse FM to perform "Break Free".[4]

On 13 October 2014, Bond released her third extended play, entitled #CoolUrbanNewTalent. The release was her first solo EP, and features collaborations with Raf Riley and Delilah. As a follow up to #CoolUrbanNewTalent Etta released her first single '18' featuring Etta's old lady alter ego who is 'growing old disgracefully' produced by MNEK. The video of '18' was released on 10 July 2015. Etta is currently working on new music with Raf Riley, Wilkinson, Mojam, Fred Ball (producer) and Naughty Boy.

Etta cites Labrinth, Jill Scott, Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu, Michael Jackson, J Dilla and D'Angelo as major influences.[5]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Track listing
Emergency Room (with Raf Riley)
  • Released: 20 July 2012
  • Label: OddChild Music
  • Formats: Digital download
  • "Intro"
  • "Ask Me to Stay"
  • "Premeditated Murder"
  • "Boring Bitches" (featuring Lady Leshurr)
  • "Resolve"
  • "Baddy"
  • "One Way on a Train"
  • "Outro"
Meds (with Raf Riley)
  • Released: 8 August 2013
  • Label: OddChild Music
  • Formats: Digital download
  • "Intro"
  • "Fanbabe"
  • "Me First"
  • "Loophole"
  • "1 More Time"
  • "Supposed to Say Goodbye"
  • "Break Free"
  • "Big Girl's Vogue"
#CoolUrbanNewTalent
  • Released: 13 October 2014
  • Label: OddChild Music
  • Formats: Digital download
  • "Mark Your Territory"
  • "In the Morning"
  • "King to Be"
  • "Bubble" (featuring Delilah)
  • "Feels Like" (with Chris Loco)

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Song Album Label
2015 "18" 18 - Single OddChild Music
2015 "Seen and Never Heard" Seen and Never Heard - Single OddChild Music

As featured artist[edit]

Year Song Album Label
2011 "Forgiveness"
(Wretch 32 featuring Etta Bond)
Black and White Ministry of Sound
2012 "Treatment"
(Labrinth featuring Etta Bond)
Electronic Earth Syco
2012 "Playing with Fire"
(Plan B featuring Labrinth & Etta Bond)
iLL Manors 679
2013 "Love Cards"
(Devlin featuring Etta Bond)
A Moving Picture Island
2014 "Life Round Here" (James Blake cover)
(LayZ featuring Skepta and Etta Bond)
Non-album single Self-released

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Release Label
2010 "No Significance"
(DaVinChe featuring Henrietta Bond)
4.3.2.1. Soundtrack Sony
2012 "Saved Me"
(Josh Osho featuring Etta Bond)
The Manifesto N/A
2012 "Condition"
(LifeLines featuring Etta Bond)
One Hope N/A
2012 "Mastermind"
(Skepta featuring Etta Bond)
Blacklisted 3Beat
2013 "Under the Knife"
(Labrinth featuring Etta Bond)
Atomic OddChild Music
2015 "Yes, I Helped You Pack"
(Ghostpoet featuring Etta Bond)
Shedding Skin Play It Again Sam
2017 "Something New"
(SiR featuring Etta Bond)
N/A Top Dawg Entertainment

Remixes[edit]

Year Song Artist
2012 "Treatment" (with Raf Riley) Labrinth
2013 "Playing with Fire" (with Raf Riley) Plan B featuring Labrinth

Unreleased tracks[edit]

Year Song
2011 "Come Over" (with Raf Riley)
2011 "Every Dream" (with Raf Riley)
2012 "The Funeral" (with Raf Riley)
2012 "ThirsD" (with Fred Cox)
2012 "Fight Til the Death" (with Raf Riley)
2013 "Inside My Head" (with Balistiq)
2013 "Examine Me"
(Warren Xclnce featuring Etta Bond)
2013 "Vomit" (with Raf Riley)
2013 "Corner Shop" (featuring RTKal & Fred Cox)
2013 "Mr. Manly" (with Raf Riley)

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director Notes
"Boring Bitches" 2012 Reuben Dangoor with Raf Riley feat. Lady Leshurr [6]
"Resolve" 2013 with Raf Riley
"Big Girl's Vogue" Jeremy Cole with Raf Riley
"Under The Knife" with Raf Riley [7]
"Feels Like" 2014
"King To Be"
"Fanbabe" Matthew Walker with Raf Riley [8]
"18" (Chris Loco Remix) 2015 Kojey Radical [9]
"Seen and Never Heard" Mike Gripz with Chris Loco [10]
"4U" 2016 Etta Bond, Rosie Matheson [11]
"Met Him" [12]
"#bad4me" [13]
"Kiss My Girlfriend" 2017 Sophie Jones with Chris Loco [14]
"Kiss My Girlfriend" (ExR Edition) Rosie Matheson with Chris Loco
"Addiction" [15]
"Surface" 2018 Sophie Jones feat. A2 [16]
"Let Me Hit It" Curtis Jehsta

References[edit]