The track, which features stream-of-consciousness lyrics about privacy, boundaries, and asking someone to “mind their own…”, was co-produced by frontman Murray Matravers and Fraser T. Smith.
“‘BEESWAX’ is essentially about people being nosy. In a post-lockdown universe, it’s easy to feel like we are oversharing and living under a microscope, everything feels so much more invasive and overwhelming after being locked away for so long at home,” Matravers said.
“Social anxiety has been something I’ve always written about but I feel like this is a universal feeling now more than ever. We wanted to release ‘BEESWAX’ first because sonically it lays the foundations for what is to follow: production-wise, saturation and distortion are a massive part of it. I’ve also been playing around a lot with vocal production and enjoyed making myself sound unfamiliar. I hope easy life fans appreciate the pace and urgency of this song.”
Teased at the band’s recent live shows, the new single shows easy life’s innate ability to capture the minutiae of British life, namechecking The Great British Bake Off over a beat recalling Brockhampton.
The group is currently embarking on a sold-out tour of Europe and the US, before making appearances at festivals across the globe this summer. Easy life will perform at the likes of Glastonbury, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, TRNSMT, and Japan’s Summersonic.
Since the release of life’s a beach, easy life has become one of Britain’s best-loved new bands. The album charted at No.2 in the Official UK Albums Chart, making it its second project to reach the Top 10, while the band has conquered two sold-out shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton and an arena show in its local Leicester.
Last year, the NME Award-winning band added to its list of achievements by becoming the first UK act to perform an exclusive set inside Fortnite Creative. The performance was held at the iconic London venue The O2 and marked the first time the venue had ever worked with an artist outside the confines of its physical space.