Discovery: Daniel Etherton

Daniel Etherton is an acoustic singer songwriter based in London. His latest double-A side Good In Goodbye and Sand is a delicate two-part story about the passing of his grandfather.

By Graeme Smith

Clearly a cathartic experience for Daniel, Good In Goodbye is extended from the eulogy he wrote for his grandfather’s funeral. He welcomes us into his grief and there’s something shared between him as writer and us as listener. It’s powerful stuff, and it’s stripped back piano and guitar instrumentals bring it to life.

Part two Sand sees a year pass and allows a space for reflection. The guitar is livelier but there’s still a strong sense of intimacy and Daniel’s vocals continue to be compelling. You can hear both tracks below.

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