easy life drop surprise new single, ‘BEESWAX’ + US headline tour continues
dropsurprise new single, ‘BEESWAX’
Sold-out European+ US headline tour continues
“One of the year’s finest debut albums…the genre-blurring everymen” NME
“The UK’s hottest band” GQ
Vibey, laidback… comically surreal” Fader
“Easy Life aren’t like any other band you’ve heard before” COLORS
“Properly original, Easy Life slide into your consciousness and immediately put down roots” Sunday Times
WATCH / LISTEN to ‘BEESWAX’
|easy life have today dropped surprise new single ‘BEESWAX’, which is available now on Island Records, alongside a official music video courtesy of Racer.It’s the breakout band’s first new material since last year’s much-loved debut album ‘life’s a beach’, which charted at number 2 – the band’s second project to reach the top 10 – and was followed by a huge run of sold-out shows (including 2 dates at London’s O2 Brixton Academy, plus an arena show in their local Leicester). easy life are currently on a sold-out European and US headline tour, ahead of a summer of festivals including Glastonbury, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, TRNSMT, and Japan’s Summersonic.|
Teased live at their recent shows, ‘BEESWAX’ is a fascinating next step from easy life. A stream-of-consciousness about privacy, boundaries, and asking someone to ‘mind their own…’, ‘BEESWAX’ showcases front-man Murray Matravers’ production skills (for this he partnered with Fraser T. Smith) as well as easy life’s innate ability to capture the minutiae of British life: few modern bands, would namecheck ‘Bake Off’ over a beat recalling Brockhampton…In Murray’s own words,“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. Social anxiety has been something I’ve always written about but I feel like this is 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.
”Over the last few years, easy life have broken new ground for UK bands on the world’s stage. Observational, universal and deeply personal, debut album ‘life’s a beach’ explored an escapist fantasy of dreary middle England: here was a reminder to find the positives, even in the darkest of years, told through the prism of a seaside getaway. Upon its release, the NME-Award-winners became the first band to perform within Fornite (the world’s biggest game), also appearing on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’. With all this done largely over lockdown, easy life’s furiously prolific streak continues on the piercingly honest ‘BEESWAX’. Here are a band going where others don’t, and bringing their hugely impassioned global audience along for the next chapter of the easy life experience.
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