easy life have today dropped brand new track “Dear Miss Holloway”, which features Kevin Abstract. The track received its first play by Zane Lowe with easy life and Kevin Abstract also featured on New Music Daily on Apple Music. You can check the song out below.
easy life have also confirmed details of a brand new album, Maybe In Another Life… – released on August 12, the project was teased recently by restless first single “Beeswax” and is available to pre-order now. This follows the band’s much-loved debut album life’s a beach – their second project to reach the UK Top 10 – and sold-out shows ranging from 2 nights at London’s O2 Brixton Academy to an arena show in Leicester, plus their recent run of European and US headline dates. Ahead of a summer of festivals including Glastonbury, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, TRNSMT, and Japan’s Summersonic, easy life celebrate “Dear Miss Holloway” – and news of the album – with surprise launch parties around the UK next week.
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 – says Murray – “the cornerstone of the second easy life album” [the chorus also contains the album title]. “Kevin raps about expectations versus reality, choice and regret. Thematically, “Dear Miss Holloway” opened up this whole world, and the desire for us as a band to create a world that was better than the one we inhabited at the time.”
It’s this world that easy life invite listeners into on Maybe In Another Life…: a melancholic, uplifting and hugely sophisticated new record that will challenge people’s expectations whilst easy life continue to unassumingly scale new heights. Murray’s world-class production absorbs influences ranging from the manic hip-hop energy of Odd Future to a colorful visual palette, as inspired by classic Disney animation as it is the dreamlike art noveau of Wes Anderson.
If ‘life’s a beach’ was easy life sunny-side-up – a rounded, realist study of Middle England – it’s on the lockdown make-believe of Maybe In Another Life… that Murray’s shank-sharp observations about modern British life hit hardest: first single “Beeswax”, for instance, is a deadpan paean about oversharing online, the need for privacy post-pandemic, and establishing boundaries.
In 2022, easy life – an escapist band, formed on the hedonistic outlook of ‘no regrets’ – appear compelled to put their ethos to the test. An idea birthed by “Dear Miss Holloway” Maybe In Another Life… became this record about how our choices define us, for better and worse, and a way to make peace with things we can’t control. What’s emerged is an expertly-realized vision of masculinity, which encourages us – whether via opening up, or exuberant world-building – to find joy in the journey, not just the destination.