easy life have dropped a brand-new single, “OTT,” a collaboration with New Zealand singer-songwriter, BENEE. The track received its first play as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record In The World.
The song is the latest preview of the British band’s upcoming album MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE…, which is set to be released on August 12 via Geffen Records.
“OTT” is a song about extremes, moderation, and keeping each other in check. Recorded remotely over lockdown by Murray and New Zealand pop star BENEE, it’s the talk you long to have with someone who’s on a self-destructive streak. While dealing with the album’s central themes of regret, excess, and opening up, “like most things easy life,” comments Murray, “there is still that element of optimism: that perhaps with enough care and attention, something can be done. BENEE crushed it – her voice is like water and she’s a real queen of melody.”
Last month, Easy Life returned with the official music video for the project’s second single, “DEAR MISS HOLLOWAY,” featuring Kevin Abstract. The intoxicating claymation video was directed by William Child (Young Thug, Drake, 100 Gecs). The song received its first play from Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s New Music Daily.
The project was initially teased by restless first single “BEESWAX.” The project follows the band’s much-celebrated debut album life’s a beach.
A world-colliding collaboration between the BROCKHAMPTON front-man and the Leicester five-piece, “DEAR MISS HOLLOWAY” is a wistful, woozily West Coast ode to a love that wasn’t meant to be (Murray wrote it about a passing crush on a teacher: “maybe in another life, we could try to roll the dice, and get it right’”).
The guys first connected over DM, before Murray and Kevin met in Los Angeles and started playing each other their upcoming music. Abstract asked to cut a verse right there and then, resulting in a track that became—as Murray puts it—“the cornerstone of the second easy life album.”