A beautiful, heartfelt melody and performance describes the latest song from In Earnest. Regarding songwriting, a first-hand understanding of personal topics set to music provides a unifying measure and “29,” available Sep. 9, 2020, emits a similar sincerity, bolstered by mentioning the names “Chester” and “Mathew” in the lyrics. But knowing In Earnest, there is more to the music and the band.
Prelude to a collection
Following “Come Upstairs” and “Put Me Under,” “29” caps a trio of lead singles available on a self-titled digital six-song EP set for release Oct. 7, 2020. Meanwhile, the new 4:55 track continues a songwriting tradition of great candor. In fact, all three cuts are based on ideas “torn straight from the band’s personal diaries.”
Maintaining consistency in approach, “29” suggests a moody feeling alongside a strummed six-string. But if you think that description defines the song, think again. A particularly sad accessibility oozes from the music, words and hearts of the band members. The end result is a beautiful tune with emotion and texture. Not surprising, considering the band frequently focuses on raising awareness about mental health and initiating conversations. Talk about having empathy.
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In Earnest’s direct creativity is balanced in the Southend-On-Sea, England-based band’s lyrics and music, especially “29.” Some of that originality can be heard with Thomas Eatherton as lead vocalist on “29” and the previously released “Come Upstairs,” while “Put Me Under” features Sarah Holburn on vocals. All things considered, sensitivity is an overriding factor in the music of In Earnest.
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