Ethel, born into a lineage of artists, was raised in the vibrant cultural milieu of Paris, immersing herself in music and creativity from a young age. Her formative years were marked by the melodies of Stevie Wonder, Prince, Marvin Gaye, and Big Star, later embracing the soulful influences of Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, and Erykah Badu. As she matured, the emerging wave of musicians, including James Blake, Noname, The Internet, and Kendrick Lamar, began to shape her distinctive sound.
Speaking about the meaning behind the song, Ethel explains “it came to life after a very honest conversation I had with a friend – realising that our friendship wasn’t rooted in jealousy but admiration for one another. In light of this reasoning, she spoke some healing words: ‘you and I are made of the same stardust’. I wanted this song to foil the rivalry that often exists among women, by expressing how looking up to this person illuminates me.”
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