One-of-a-kind British band easy life are back with new sophomore album “Maybe In Another Life” via Island Records/Universal Music Canada
The album was introduced by a stellar run of singles – “BEESWAX,” “DEAR MISS HOLLOWAY“, “OTT“, “ANTIFREEZE“, and “FORTUNE COOKIE” (unveiled via a raw live visual yesterday), and it includes features from BROCKHAMPTON’s Kevin Abstract (who joined the group on their Glasto Pyramid Stage debut), Kiwi alt-pop superstar BENEE, and her “Supalonely” collaborator Gus Dapperton.
The project drops alongside a flurry of activity for the trailblazing group: easy life recently announced a huge UK, European and North American headline tour for 2023, including a stop in Toronto at The Great Hall, their biggest ever dates at London’s Alexandra Palace and Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, with an intimate launch party taking place tonight at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, and a sold-out record store tour making its way across the UK right now.
In both its chaotic and melancholic moments, Murray’s world-class production sees easy life scale new creative heights: influences range from the manic hip-hop energy of Odd Future to the 70s nostalgia of Elton John, with a colourful visual palette as inspired by classic Disney animation as it is the dreamlike art nouveau of Wes Anderson. If debut album 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. What’s emerged is an expertly-realized vision of masculinity, which encourages us – via straight-talking, or exuberant world-building – to find joy in the journey, not just the destination. And with 2 top 10 projects and tens of thousands of worldwide tickets under their belts already, easy life’s own incredible journey continues…