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EASY LIFE PREMIERE VIDEO FOR KEVIN ABSTRACT COLLABORATION, ‘DEAR MISS HOLLOWAY’

New album - ‘MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE…’ - released on Island Records on August 12th

Watch the video to ‘DEAR MISS HOLLOWAY’ HERE

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"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

 

1 JUNE 2022 (TORONTO, ON)easy life have today dropped a brilliant claymation video for new track ‘DEAR MISS HOLLOWAY’ (featuring Kevin Abstract). Directed by William Child (Young Thug, Drake, 100 Gecs), ‘DEAR MISS HOLLOWAY’ coincides with news of easy life’s upcoming album, ‘MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE…’, which will be released on August 12th via Island Records / Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company, and was teased by restless first single, ‘BEESWAX’. 

 

‘MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE…’ follows easy life’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. In the past few days the band made two huge live announcements: their debut on the world's biggest stage (they will play Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage on June 25th) as well as a run of tiny shows in London, Manchester and Leicester to celebrate the launch of the album (which sold out immediately). Check out easy life's full list of live plans this summer below, and watch out for more live announcements very soon.

 

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 colourful 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-realised vision of masculinity, which encourages us – whether via opening up, or exuberant world-building – to find joy in the journey, not just the destination.

 

03.06.22 || Bristol || Love Saves the Day
04.06.22 || Leeds || Live at Leeds On The Park
06.06.22 || London || Old Blue Last
07.06.22 || Manchester || Yes
08.06.22 || Leicester || 2Funky Music Cafe
10.06.22 || Derby || Maifeld Derby Festival
11.06.22 || Kaltenberg || Puls Festival
23.06.22 || Lucca || Bussola Damani Festival
25.06.22 || Glastonbury || Glastonbury Festival
02.07.22 || Beuningen || Down The Rabbit Hole Festival
09.07.22 || Madrid || Mad Cool Festival
10.07.22 || Glasgow || TRNSMT Festival
22.07.22 || Abbots Ripton || Secret Garden Party
24.07.22 || Oxfordshire || Truck Festival
31.07.22 || Pikehall || Y Not Festival
05.08.22 || Dipeholz || Appletree Garden Festival
13.08.22 || Trencin || Grape Festival
16.08.22 || Seoul || YES24 Live Hall
18.08.22 || Tokyo || Liquid Room
20.08.22 || Osaka || Summersonic Festival
21.08.22 || Chiba || Summersonic Festival
25.08.22 || Sydney || The Factory Theatre
26.08.22 || Melbourne || The Night Cat