Release Date: January 8th 2021
Reviewed by: Joshua Andre
- Tell Her You Love Her (feat. Mat Kearney)
With the catastrophe of 2020 that is now firmly and well and truly behind us- and hopefully, there will be indeed better days in 2021; what shall we all aspire to be and what shall we aim for in 2021, in every aspect of our lives? It’s a question that I’m sure will grip the hearts of many, as we look into the mirror and take stock of our entire lives. We’ve all made it through 2020, so we technically have a new lease on life. What shall we do with it, you ask? Well, according to indie rock sibling trio Echosmith, you have to “Tell Her You Love Her”.
Echo-what? You ask. I know, I know, the trio of Sydney, Noah and Graham Sierota aren’t popular nor famous my any stretch of the imagination; but no time is better than the present to dive in deep to an artist that is new or new-ish, right? I first heard of Echosmith when lead singer Sydney sang guest vocals on one of the many versions of For King And Country’s mega-hit “God Only Knows”. The result was one of my favourite duets in recent memory, and I just knew that once I heard the track that I needed to check out who Sydney was as a singer and who Echosmith was. After some digging and some more digging, I found out the heart of the band and some songs online- and let me tell you, they are definitely a band to watch out for in the future. No doubt these guys will be plenty influential in the future (but that’s for another post in the Momentous Mondays’ blog series!); and if you want to read more about my thoughts on their latest full length album Lonely Generation, you can read the review here. But as this is a new year, let’s dive into something new from the band. Well… it’s not a new song per se, but rather a new arrangement. Echosmith have just unveiled their song “Tell Her You Love Her”, featuring Mat Kearney, and boy- this version is powerful and ever poignant.
Led by synth and acoustic guitar, the heartfelt ballad has Sydney and Mat harmonising quite brilliantly together, as we are reminded to take the moments in our lives as they happen, and not letting them pass you by. With the song also meaning to tell someone you love them (the face value version of the song), the track can also be extrapolated to moments in life in general. If you have a dream or a vision or a passion, Echosmith encourages us all to go for it 100%, with no hesitation. The moment could be gone if you wait to long, and you would never know if you succeed in anything if you don’t try. Thus this song is a reminder to be proactive in life in general… and boy don’t we need to be proactive right now. It’s 2021, but that doesn’t mean the worst of COVID-19 is over. This song is a gentle reminder to always be on your toes, to always be proactive, to always be grateful, and to never be complacent. So well done to Echosmith for the heart-warming and emotional track- sure to gain a whole lot of fans for life!
Is it premature to say that Echosmith are on their way to becoming new next Switchfoot? Not to put pressure on them, but their songs on Lonely Generation and also this single, makes me think of the songwriting calibre of Jon Foreman, Switchfoot frontman. So take that what you will, and let me say that Sydney, Noah and Graham deserve all the praise and all the accolades- Lonely Generation is flawless in my opinion, and this magical duet with Mat is superb as well. Nothing more needs to be said- so hop to it everyone! Jesus speaks through music, even through mainstream music- and Echosmith’s discography is proof of that!
RIYL: Colony House, Brooke Fraser, For All Seasons, Love & The Outcome, The New Respects, Switchfoot