Alt-indie trio In Earnest are back with a new single titled Come Upstairs. Taken from their upcoming six-track EP, due out later this year, the song is a delicate and thoughtful indie tune, which will resonate with fans of Noah Gundersen, Gavin James, and Julien Baker.
Fuelled by the songwriting of front-couple Sarah Holburn and Thomas Eatherton, they have used their music as a platform to encourage open conversations around mental health issues, with Come Upstairs detailing Thomas’ struggle with Sarah’s psychological well-being while trying to provide hope and support.
“In the wake of my partner’s mental health struggles, it feels 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”.
There is an air of calmness to the melody of Come Upstairs, with a stripped-back sound of dreamy guitar patterns and melancholic strings that allow room for the vocals to take centre stage. Combining all the right ingredients of a moving ballad, In Earnest have penned an emotive interpretation of mental health, with an air of sincerity that’s bound to envelop you in the murky and heartfelt waves.
The perfect response to their debut single, Put Me Under, this is a flawless second release that bubbles with emotional richness.