British bandEasy Life dropped their brand new single and official music video for ‘Earth’ [listenHERE] following its first play asAnnie Mac’s Hottest Record in The World on BBC Radio 1today. The hotly-tipped Leicester five-piece continue their extensive run of festival dates this month, following a headline set atGlastonbury’s BBC Introducingstage and additional appearances includingCoachellain California andGovernors Ballin NYC.
Fresh from recent mixtape‘Spaceships’and acclaimed lead single ‘Sunday,’‘Earth’ continuesEasy Life’sgalactic ascent as the most exciting new band from the UK right now.
With a surreal video directed bySophie Muller, shot in Morocco, the group’s playful mix of hip-hop, R&B, trippy electronics and confessional pop may make ‘Earth’ feel effortless, but its lyrical truths run deeper. “The world is a fucked up place, and sometimes it can feel terribly isolating,” says lead singer Murray, having worked on a farm all his life and become a passionate environmental advocate. On‘Earth’,Easy Lifeset out to write a song addressing the fact that “we are running out of resources, and the future is looking bleak” but with the typically-positive spin of a band who, as the lyrics to‘Earth’put it, ultimately speak for those who “don’t feel at home on this planet.”
In what’s already been a breakout 2019,Easy Lifehave continued to evolve their wry and affecting way with the minutiae of everyday life. Multi-instrumental, multi-tasking and multi-talented, here is a band of musically curious and lyrically open young men, whose work has quickly earned them an impassioned global fan-base. Whether tackling the future of the planet or, as a recent B-side had it, ‘Spaghetti Hoops’,Easy Liferepresent that new generation who are as attune toChance The Rapperas they areArctic Monkeys(but always in search of that next great band). And right from debut single ‘Pockets’to the‘Creature Habits’and‘Spaceships’projects,Easy Life’s deeply personal yet broadly universal storytelling has staked their claim to be ‘that’ band that everyone is talking about.
To go toEasy Life’s dizzyingly accomplished live shows is to watch the crowd (already) sing back every word, and quite possibly bring their own lemons. And so likethe best of things, what started out as a bit of fun for Easy Life has quickly become an attitude to live by: one in which nothing is off limits (musically, lyrically, emotionally) and nothing – however bleak your situation, or your location – is irreversible. ‘Earth’, after all, is in our hands.