Music

Introducing: in earnest – come upstairs

in earnest are an alt/indie trio from Southend-on-Sea, UK, fuelled by the songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas.

come upstairs is an account of mental health from the perspective of a sufferer’s partner, aiming to encourage conversation around the topic.

The song sounds so impressive. I like the unique melodies. Besides, the vocals are sublime. Furthermore, I’m also a fan of the solid hooks.

come upstairs is written from Thomas’s perspective, as he urges Sarah not to give up hope: “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.”

The song deserves to be heard. It’s a must-hear.

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.

The alt/indie trio make real art. Their talent has no end.

You can stream come upstairs on SoundCloud or Spotify!