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In Earnest release Soulful new songs “Your Dog/Good Boy”

In Earnest release Soulful new songs “Your Dog/Good Boy”

In earnest, a band in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health releases new double-single, “Your Dog/Good Boy”

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In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in earnest is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

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Your Dog/Good Boy: A Double-Single by In Earnest

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We recorded the songs spontaneously with Murph by our side and the dog paintings hanging next to us on the wall. We wanted the homely feel of the recordings to seep into the tracks – complete with chairs creaking and Murph’s collar jingling in the background!

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Lyric Video for “Your Dog”

Lyric Video for “Good Boy”

Q/A about Your Dog/Good Boy:

Why did you opt for a double-song release?

Tom: We had always seen Doug and Murph as a pairing, so it felt right to put these two songs together as their own release. We didn’t want one to shine more than the other.

Compared to the other songs you have written and composed, how different are “Your Dog/Good Boy” from what you have composed in the past?

Sarah: I would say the main difference is in the way that they were recorded and self-produced at home. We tried to capture the intimate feel by recording these two songs in our living room, leaving in all the background noises (like creaking chairs, cars passing outside and Murph’s collar jangling!)

How long did it take to produce both songs?

Tom: Both songs were written very quickly. ‘your dog’ was recorded in about 3 live takes, whereas ‘good boy’ took a little longer to get a version that we were happy with. We did various live takes over 2 days and we were prepared to take our time capturing it and the feeling we wanted it to have.

Both the songs are very emotional and must have been hard to record. How hard was it for you during the recording process?

Sarah: It was difficult to channel the emotion and execute the performance at the same time. We had to stop a few times to compose ourselves, but we did want the emotion in our voices to carry through onto the recordings.

How is the recording process or releasing music as an Indie artist different since the pandemic started?

Tom: We’ve had to be more creative, since we haven’t been able to do any live shows to promote our recent releases. It’s also been a challenge not being able to rehearse or be together with Toby very much at all – we can’t wait to be able to play these new songs live for an audience!

Would you say both the songs are a tribute to not only Doug and Murph but also to people worldwide that have lost their beloved pets?

Sarah: Yes, absolutely. A lot of people will be able to relate to this difficult topic and we’ve already had a few messages from listeners who have told us that they really relate to the tracks and their own personal memories of their pets. I think it’s such an under-represented subject, and that’s why people can easily identify with the honesty in the songs.

What do you think one can do to deal with the pain and grief that comes with losing one’s pet?

Tom: Talk about it lots! When we lost Doug, speaking openly about him and the situation gave us lots of perspective on what had happened and how sudden it had all been. Sharing the sadness helped us get through it.

If you could go back in time to when you were first starting your career, knowing what you know now, what advice would you give yourself?

Sarah: Make the music that you like and don’t get caught up in pleasing others or chasing success. It’s important to find the meaning behind what you’re doing and to channel that into the art that you create.

What is your message to your fans around the world?

Tom: Thank you for sharing this experience with us! We write all of our music from the heart, so it’s amazing to be able to share our stories with listeners from all over in such an intimate way.

Listen to Your Dog/Good Boy:

The band explain: “The first track was written while sitting on the floor with our dog Murph – it’s made up of all the questions we would ask her if she could talk. The second track is about our other dog Doug who passed away in 2019, detailing how heartbreaking it is to lose a pet.”

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

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In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

In earnest is fuelled by the dual songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas in a bid to encourage open and honest conversation around mental health. Their sad indie noise is a dialogue from two perspectives; a call from one who feels too much and a response from the other who must plead for them to stay alive. Hailing from Southend on Sea, UK, in is made a trio by the inclusion of instrumentalist Toby. With influences ranging from alternative rock to folk, the band propel forward with their own brand of emotional, genre-bending indie music. 

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