Sink In are currently gearing up for the release of their new album Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things, due out on September 29th via Standby Records. This will be their first full-length as well as their label debut and believe me, they brought their A-game, and have no intention of slowing down. With extensive touring experience under their belt, a new partnership with Standby Records, and one of the best pop-rock albums that will be released this year, you don’t want to miss out on this band.
Newly released single Higher is the perfect showcase of the talent and incredible musicianship that exists within the band. This song is characterized by the most powerful and catchy chorus of the year, smooth technical guitar riffs that drive the song, and the soulful and dynamic voice of frontman Tighe Eshleman. The track sets the tone for the whole album giving listeners only a taste of what’s to come. Other notable tracks include Get Out!, a song that will instantly grab you with its striking chorus and delicate but entrancing guitar riff, and Love Lust, striking listeners with its robust energy and compelling dynamics.
All in all, this album is the perfect introduction to this band as they begin to move forward into the next chapter of their career. Characterized by powerful guitar riffs, soaring choruses, and unmatched musicianship, Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things will easily be your favorite album of the year, making Sink In the new face of pop-rock. Read a brief interview below with the band as they discuss some of the specifics of their new album and check out Higher, the newly released single.
For those who may not know, tell me a little bit about Sink In and the history of the band.
Tighe: “Sink In started after my former band split up. I knew that I wasn’t done with music, and I had no choice but to fully “Sink In” to this dream of playing music by basically selling everything I owned and hitting the road. The band was pieced together fairly quickly from guys that I had met while on the road. Its pretty awesome that because of that, this band is made up of members from all around the country.”
Cobrette: “I was actually at college at the time with Brett and decided it was time to drop out and pursue this career 100 percent.”
You guys just released “Higher”, the first single from your debut full-length “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things”. What made you guys decide that “Higher” should be the first single released?
Cobrette: “Higher was the first song we wrote for the new record and it was really the start of defining our sound and the sound of the record.”
The band also just wrapped up the Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things extensive summer tour…what was the overall experience like for you guys?
Cobrette: “The tour was incredible and it has been amazing watching our band grow across the country. We hit a few sold out shows for the first time which has been very exciting.”
Moving on to the new album, tell me what the significance of the album title is and what it means to the band.
Tighe: “O.P.E.T. is actually a bit of a concept album. The songs are written from the eyes of many different characters. I wanted to be able to write from the vision of these different minds, kind of like an animated film. I didn’t want to write within the confines of my own life for this record. There’s a recurring theme where even though each of these characters live fairly ordinary lives, they are presented with an opportunity to do something extraordinary.”
Are there any specific tracks that have special meaning to you as a band or any member in particular?
Tighe: “Tell The Kids is an emotionally draining song. It touches on the topic of drug abuse, but from the eyes of the drug abuser’s child. Every time I read a news article about someone overdosing, I can’t help but think about the other people in their lives. What if there is a wife? A husband? A child? What is running through their mind right now? This song explores that thought, and I really hope it can help someone who has gone through that scenario.”
What are you guys most nervous/excited about as you prepare to release the album?
Cobrette: “Since this record is our first release on Standby Records we are both excited and nervous to see how that partnership will go. We have certain goals set on our end for this record and are very excited to see what Standby Records does with it.”
Does the band or anyone individually have a favorite track from the album?
Cobrette: “Get Out!” for sure…it has a fun, high energy guitar riff”.
If you could pick one thing that you want people to take away from this album, what would it be?
Tighe: “Be great at what you do. An ordinary person can do extraordinary things, if they fully sink in and devote themselves to whatever is necessary.”