Hayden Silas Anhedönia (born March 24, 1998), known professionally as Ethel Cain, is an American singer-songwriter and artist born in Tallahassee, Florida and living in Richmond, Indiana.
In mid 2017, Cain began experimenting with writing, recording, and producing her own ethereal style Gregorian chant inspired music. After releasing various mixtapes and EPs on streaming platforms under the moniker White Silas, as well as sites like SoundCloud and Tumblr, she adopted a more alternative sound and began using the Ethel Cain moniker in mid 2019. Cain's music deals in nostalgic and American gothic themes of the Southern United States, such as poverty, substance abuse, domestic violence, death, and transgenerational trauma. Her music has been associated with the ambient, alternative rock, and dream pop genres.
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August 3, 2021
A self-directed visual for the Inbred song
June 22, 2021
The track from Cain’s Inbred EP now has a video that she directed
April 28, 2021
In Hayden Anhedönia’s moody, gothic soundscapes, the ageless persona of Ethel Cain confronts the religion, sex, and violence lurking within the confines of small-town America.
April 23, 2021
Stream new releases from Arooj Aftab, Ethel Cain, Dinosaur Jr., Topaz Jones, the Juan Maclean, and LCY
April 20, 2021
In this Rising interview, singer, songwriter, and producer Hayden Anhedönia discusses her witchy alter ego Ethel Cain, her stifling Baptist upbringing, and her desire to soothe listeners even as she unsettles them.