In Earnest explore lonliness in ‘Put Me Under’
Southend-on-Sea indie trio In Earnest have released their debut single ‘Put Me Under’, which is their honest and personal account of depression and lonliness. At a time where talking about mental health is really important, it is great to see the band encouraging conversation with such a well-written song.
With its acoustic and sentimental tones, ‘Put Me Under’ is written from Sarah’s perspective. “I suffer from chronic anxiety and depression, to the point where I can’t hold down jobs or be left alone for too long”, revealed Sarah. “The song is about feeling overcome by an invisible illness, but knowing it’s a lot easier to cope in the company of a dog.” In this manner, the track also leaves room for positivity, that it can get better and there are ways to make it a bit easier. The acoustic guitar is wonderfully delicate, and the band’s initmate, stripped-back recording style would delight fans Phoebe Bridgers, Elliott Smith and Julien Baker.
Forming in early 2019, the band 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 over 100,000 Spotify streams. ‘Put Me Under’ is the first single from their new project and upcoming EP. The new EP will tell two sides of the band’s story, in the form of a voice and a response.
Listen to ‘Put Me Under’ below and here on Spotify.
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