In Earnest, a brand new alt/indie band writing about experiences with mental health and the conversations surrounding it have just dropped new track, Put Me Under. They spoke with The Fountain about the track in more depth as well as the music that underpins their style.

TF: You have a new single out, what inspired you to title it Put Me Under?

Having suffered from anxiety and depression for ten years now, I feel like it debilitates my life so much that it drowns me sometimes. The lyrics of Put Me Under are a way of me pleading with my own mental health, in the hope that I won’t be dragged under again.   

TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence? 

A stream-of-consciousness about feeling lonely, but knowing everything is better in the company of a dog.

TF: Who do you look to and idolise when it comes to influences? 

The sombre lyrics of Phoebe Bridgers and Elliot Smith, the sincerity of Dodie, and the vocal passion of Hayley Williams.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release, can we look forward to an EP, LP?

The next release after this is a song called Come Upstairs, which works in tandem with Put Me Under – it’s from Tom’s (bandmate and boyfriend) perspective about how he copes with my mental illness. In the latter half of 2020 we also expect to release our 6-track EP, which will include both singles.