Earshot releases two new singles “YOU + I” and “Tongue Tied (Unplugged)”


Earshot released two new singles “You + I” and “Tongue Tied (Unplugged)” on all major platforms today!

“You + I” was written by Wil Martin, Andy Stafford, Aaron Fink, John Novak and Michael Sylvia. The song was produced by Wil Martin & Aaron Fink, mixed and mastered by Allen Terry.

“Tongue Tied (Unplugged)” was written, produced and mixed by Wil Martin and mastered by Rob Brill. The song was previously released on their second album TWO.

“When I first heard the guitars in the verse of ‘You + I’, it instantly evoked thoughts and feelings that reminded me of the emotional rush and mental obsession that usually occurs between 2 people at the start of a new relationship, and everything fell into place very quickly and organically,” says Wil Martin.

He continues, “‘Tongue Tied’ has ALWAYS been one of my favorites and for this release I just felt like it was a fitting duality. Not only do I think 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 factual and emotionally resolved.

Aaron Fink adds: “‘You + I’ was the first song we all started working on when I joined the band and I knew straight away that we were onto something very special with it. I heard the guitar verses in my head instantly and the bridge parts too There was no hesitation, everything fell into place very quickly and effortlessly The song was recorded during Covid , so we unfortunately followed it from a distance, however, it FEELS really good when I hear the final mix and everything freezes. It’s a testament to our potential and what could come. Everyone in the band went all out on ‘You & I’ Everyone shines and I love Wil’s lyrics to the song Really well thought out and moving.

Regarding “Tongue Tied”, Fink says “Our acoustic version of ‘Tongue Tied’ turned out beautiful, I think, a really interesting version of an old song from the catalog. Andy and I played some nice rhythm parts juxtaposed that make a great mix when heard together. Wil had a great idea not to sing the last chorus at all and to have some sort of lead on the guitar, really take it somewhere else. love this arrangement and the lift it creates.

In a sea of ​​melodic clones struggling to break through the surface, Earshot have always had the innate ability to transcend the rigid barrier of genre-defining music with a singular sound that can only be described as their own.

Their signature, driving hard rock beats paired with hook-laden harmonies are matched only by their unbridled creativity and willingness to experiment with musical textures and themes – elements that captured fans’ attention early on. of the band and continue to do so now 20 years later.

Formed in 1999 – the genesis of lead vocalists Wil Martin, with then-members (bassist) Guy Couturier, (drummer) Dieter Hartman and (guitarist) Scott Kohler – the Los Angeles-based band found rapid success after signing with Warner Bros. Records in 2002. They released their debut album LETTING GO (produced by David Kahne and mixed by Andy Wallace).

Upon release, the band quickly found themselves on the road constantly touring with notable rock bands such as Kid Rock, Staind, Shinedown, Hooabstank and Stone Temple Pilots backing the record.

This national exposure, combined with an aggressive radio campaign, propelled their debut single “Get Away” to #4 on the US Active Rock Radio Charts where it stayed in the Top 100 for over 64 weeks. At the same time, Earshot’s hit song “Headstrong” was featured on The Queen of The Damned soundtrack alongside other artists such as Disturbed, Deftones and Marilyn Manson, cementing their place among rock’s elite. .

However, it wasn’t until the band’s second album, TWO (produced by Johnny K. and mixed by Rich Costey), released by Warner Bros. Records in 2004, that they would achieve mainstream success with their single “Wait”. It not only reached #9 on US Active Rock Radio, but was also featured on the video game soundtracks Madden NFL 2005 and MX vs ATV Unleashed.

After the success of their first two albums, Earshot found themselves at a crossroads with Warner Bros. Records and eventually broke up in 2005. This led to a brief hiatus for the band before signing a deal with Indegoot/Fontana/Universal Recordings in 2007 to release their 3rd album THE SILVER LINING (produced by Brian Garcia and Wil Martin ; mixed by Mike Watts) giving their fifth radio single “MisSunderstood”.

With three chart-topping albums under his belt and seven rigorous years of touring and recording, Earshot went on hiatus following the release of THE SILVER LINING. Yet after a nearly decade-long hiatus, they emerged producing their long-awaited fourth studio recording AFTERMATH (produced by Wil Martin and mixed by Sam Hughes), a five-song EP featuring an intimate, re-recorded acoustic performance of “Fall Apart,” previously released on the band’s second and most successful album, TWO, as well as the release of the album’s first single, “Now That It’s Over.”

Through the epic ups and downs of the music industry as well as life in general, Earshot was revived again in 2019 with four new members: Aaron Fink, the former lead guitarist of Breaking Benjamin, who sells platinum, bassist John Novak of the alternative rock band. Down To Six, drummer Mike Sylvia and guitarist Andy Stafford.

Regardless of trends, trials and tribulations, Earshot has always stayed true to themselves and continues to produce music that their fans can relate to on a deeper level, starting with their remake of “Uninvited.” ‘Alanis Morrisette and their first single of 2021, “Been A Long Time” which was #2 MOST ADDED on the Billboard (BDS) Mainstream Rock Indicator charts, reaching the Top 20 on both the Billboard Mainstream and Active Rock charts.


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