Earshot Release “You + I” & Acoustic Version Of “Tongue Tied”


Earshot released a pair of singles today in the form of the new song “You + I” and an unplugged version of “Tongue Tied“. The original studio version of the latter appeared on the band’s 2004 sophomore release, “Two“.

Vocalist Wil Martin commented of these latest offerings:

“When I first heard the guitars in the verse for ‘You + I‘, it instantly conjured up thoughts and feelings that reminded me of the emotional rush and mental obsession that typically happens between 2 people in the beginning of a new relationship, and I just went with it. It all came together very fast and organically.

Tongue Tied‘ has ALWAYS been a personal favorite of mine and for this release, I just felt like it was a fitting duality. Not only do I think that we pulled it off beautifully, but it doesn’t come across to me as a sad ‘woe is me’ song. Instead, I feel like it comes across as more matter of fact and emotionally resolved.”

Guitarist Aaron Fink said of “You + I“:

“‘You + I‘ was the first song we all started working on when I first joined the band and I knew right away we were on to something very special with this one. I heard the verse guitar parts in my head instantly and the bridge parts too. There was no hesitation, it just all came together really quickly and effortlessly. The song was recorded during Covid so we unfortunately tracked it remotely, however, it FEELS really good when I hear the final mix and it all gels. That’s a testament to our potential and to what may come. Everybody in the band played their ass off on ‘You & I‘. Everyone shines and I love Wil‘s lyrics for the song. Really well thought out and emotional.”

He added of the stripped down take on “Tongue Tied“:

“Our acoustic version of ‘Tongue Tied‘ turned out beautifully I think, a really interesting spin on an old song from the catalog. Andy and I played some nice juxtaposing rhythm parts that make for a nice blend when heard together. Wil had a great idea to not sing the last chorus at all and have some kind of lead on the guitar, really take it somewhere else. Love that arrangement and the lift that it creates.”

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