The indie folk band In Earnest have released a new single called Come Upstairs. It is the second single after the band’s debut track Put Me
Under. The band’s front-man Thomas commented about the track like that:
this song is in ways a response to ‘put me under’. in the wake of sarah’s mental health struggles, it can feel like I spend every waking moment trying to keep a brave or positive face on and there are times when I find it difficult to maintain my own identity. we’re gradually learning how to combat negative thinking, but I’m usually the one who takes the weight and pulls her out of waves of depression.
You can listen new single below.
In Earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of couple Sarah and Thomas in their bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their storytelling is a personal dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive.
Hailing from Southend-on-Sea, In Earnest is made a trio by the inclusion of Toby, who enhances the pair’s songs with thoughtful decoration and numerous instruments. Forgoing prominent drums/percussion and favouring intelligent arrangements, the band experiment with how full-sounding their live set up can be.
Their forthcoming debut EP was devised by whittling 30+ song ideas down to just 6 tracks, in which they explore themes of hope vs hopelessness, desperation, loneliness and identity in their rawest form. With influences ranging from alt-rock to folk and black metal, In Earnest propel forward with their own brand of genre-bending indie.