Rad Releases 20 – In Earnest
It’s that time once again, as the countdown to the end of 2020 rapidly approaches and we quickly want to move away from this year- we take a personal look back on familiar names, labels, promoters, and musicians’ best releases of the past 12 months. In what has been a challenging year for all, the one constant has been how artists and their labels have adapted and produced some of the best records of our time and it’s those releases that have the audience has depended on to get them through the year.
This year the Rad Releases special celebrates 10 years, to mark the decade-long feature we let our favorites take over the site to tell us the records that have kept them going throughout this trying year. Telling us how they’ve adapted, if they’ve returned to a loved record and what we can look forward to from them next year.
Next up, we hand the site over to In Earnest to discover more about their year in music. This Autumn, the trio from Southend-on-Sea, UK, fuelled by the songwriting of front-couple Sarah and Thomas, released their remarkable self-titled debut EP. For such a new band, In Earnest have created one of the most emotional and immersive records of our time. The 6-track record delves into the exploration of mental illness, nostalgia and hope vs hopelessness and arrived at a time where we could all relate and connect. This band are a name you need to familiarise yourself with.
For their takeover, In Earnest discuss their year in music on film, watch below:
Thank you Sarah and Thomas and the best doggy appearance! We wish you all the best for 2021