Early In The Morning
Early In The Morning
There have been failed starts, mistakes, new muses and unhappy endings, but high above the stop-and-go reality of everyday life has been the creation of music. The entirety of the life of EITM’s lead Micah Sorum has revolved around, been a part of, or been lived through the writing of these songs. Over the last five years Micah has literally grown up with these songs, either guiding them or letting the serendipitous nature of the process lead him. EITM’s music bonds the continuum of numerous universal subjects; from the naiveté of first feeling “in love,” to finally finding meaning and self-actualizing.
Each song represents so much of him and the changes he’s gone through. The songs were not rushed but left to simmer and mature—a reflection of the life of the art’s creator. Even within a single song there is evidence of maturity. Micah would write part of song, leave it, but then it would come together when he was in a different mind-frame and new lyrics and rhyme scheme would materialize.
The lyrics transcend personal opinions and experiences so that they can be gifted to the world. Somehow things always happen the way they should. EITM believes so passionately in the importance of their songs as well as how they are perceived that they want them to be seen as more than just ‘songs.’ EITM works tirelessly to perfect their songs, making them become something in which they can have pride. No words are ever taken for granted; no kitschy melodies are left to fall back on.
It took EITM over a month to make the few seemingly simple verses for "I'll Admit" because they wanted it to be tight, rock-solid and something they could be proud to call their own. EITM hopes that their passion is evident in their music so that people not only listen, but think about, ponder, live with, discuss, and enjoy these songs. There have been so many songs or albums that have defined eras, years, days, or moments in every single person’s life. The new single, “I’ll Admit.” is like EITM’s thesis statement—gathering data for years and years, slowly piecing together drafts while so many peers have chosen other routes.
Each song is an event. They represent moments in a life of triumph, sadness, contentment, contempt, true happiness, confused sadness or progressive amalgams of every emotion. The songs aren’t representations of the moments, they are the moments. Every word matters, every note counts. EITM is made up of Micah Sorum and Justin Cohen.
If EITM thought that genre still mattered they would be classified as “Vintage Folk-Pop that Rocks.” How’s that for clarity? In addition to the obligatory Beatles nod, it has been said that EITM draws influence from the soul of Stevie Wonder, the passion of Rod Stewart, the catchiness-to-uniqueness ratio-calculating of The Format, and the rocking guitars of Third Eye Blind. Others have mentioned that similar contemporary artists include: Sherwood, Portugal the Man, Yukon Blonde, Panic at the Disco, Hellogoodbye, The Format, fun. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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