Southend-On-Sea based indie folk trio In Earnest have shared two new intimate singles, “Your Dog” and “Good Boy”. This comes after the release of their debut self titled EP in earnest released last October. Revisit our interview with the band here.
Speaking on the new singles 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.”
Captured live in their living room with an analogue recorder, the self-produced tracks feature delicate double vocals from both Sarah and Tom throughout. A lockdown collaboration meant that Toby added harmonium and violin from his home.
“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!”
The new tracks take a more intimate, stripped down approach to the bands sound. As the harmonies build and violins slowly croon on “your dog” you can feel the deep love for the pets they sing of; emotion pouring out of every part of the tracks. Capturing the sounds that were found all over the likes of Phoebe Bridgers’ debut album Stranger In The Alps, the band have returned with two tracks that are small in sound, yet infinitely emotive.
Listen to the new tracks below.