After a breakthrough year across the Atlantic, including a television debut on the esteemed BBC music show ‘Later…with Jools Holland,’ and a rapturously-received sold-out UK tour, the hotly-tipped Easy Life have released two brand new tracks, ‘Temporary Love Pt. 1 & 2,’ out worldwide on all digital platforms. The British five-piece also revealed their live sessions from VEVO DSCVR, also out this week. Watch their live performances of‘Frank’ and‘Pockets’ below.
‘Temporary Love Pt. 1 & 2’ dig deeper into the irrepressible musicality of Easy Life: the first half is a lush, soulful cut of budding millennial romance (with Murray and Sam also on horns), whilst part 2 showcases a sparser, more melancholic side to the band, with little more than R&B-inspired keys and skittering beats in its portrayal of a love which turned out, after all, to be nothing more than temporary.Easy Life are a multi-instrumental, multi-tasking and multi-talented young five-piece who appear as at home with their free-wheeling sound as they are baring their soul. Here is a band that seeks to join the dots between the optimistic gospel-rap of Chance The Rapper, the scattergun storytelling of Arctic Monkeys, and the velvety vibes of vintage Dilla (all through the lens of “rainy middle England”). Murray was raised and has worked all his life on the Leicesteshire farm run by his parents, and learning from an early age the value of getting your hands dirty to get where you want to be. He formed the band on a whim in late 2017 with bassist, saxophonist, singer and school friend Sam, after bonding over classic hip-hop as kids in the Midlands. Also in their ranks are Afrobeat-obsessed drummer Cass, guitarist Louis and Jordan, on percussion, keys and backing vocals. What’s emerged – albeit by accident – is a manifesto to truly live by, and appears to be resonating with sold-out crowds nationwide. “Easy Life is a form of escapism,” says Murray. “Living is proving to be increasingly difficult with all the pressures that modern life brings, and easy life rejects this materialistic philosophy; easy life is a hedonistic vision. When we coined the name there was a lot less thinking involved, but it feels like we have embodied the name over time rather than setting out from day one knowing exactly what it is we were looking for.”‘Temporary Love Pt.1 & 2’ conclude an incredible year forEasy Lifein Europe, though, thrillingly, you sense they are also only just getting started, as they set their sites on North America in 2019. Without doubt, this British five-piece are ones to watch as they embark on the new year, with new music to come and North American tour dates to be announced.