Alt/indie trio, In Earnest have released their new single, “Come Upstairs” today. The track, which can be heard now below, is an account of mental health from the perspective of a sufferer’s partner, aiming to encourage conversation around the topic.
The Southend-on-Sea, UK trio is fueled by the songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas. “Come Upstairs” is written from Thomas’s perspective, as he urges Sarah not to give up hope. Of the track, he said, “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.”
Forming in early 2019, the members were previously part of the band ‘Carousel’, a project which went on to perform at Cambridge Folk Festival, toured with The Oh Hello’s and embarked on an 8-date headline tour whilst gaining 100k+ Spotify streams on official playlists. ‘Come Upstairs’ is the second single from in earnest’s upcoming 6-track EP, due for release in late 2020.