British band Easy Life just dropped their brand new single and official music video for ‘Earth’ following its first play as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in The World on BBC Radio 1 yesterday. The hotly-tipped Leicester five-piece continue their extensive run of festival dates this month, following a headline set at Glastonbury’s BBC Introducing stage and additional appearances including Coachella in California and Boston Calling.
Fresh from recent mixtape ‘Spaceships’ and acclaimed lead single ‘Sunday,’ ‘Earth’ continues Easy Life’s galactic ascent as the most exciting new band from the UK right now.
With a surreal video directed by Sophie Muller, shot in Morocco, the group’s playful mix of hip-hop, R&B, trippy electronics and confessional pop may make ‘Earth’ feel effortless, but its lyrical truths run deeper. “The world is a fucked up place, and sometimes it can feel terribly isolating,” says lead singer Murray, having worked on a farm all his life and become a passionate environmental advocate. On ‘Earth’, Easy Life set out to write a song addressing the fact that “we are running out of resources, and the future is looking bleak” but with the typically-positive spin of a band who, as the lyrics to ‘Earth’ put it, ultimately speak for those who “don’t feel at home on this planet.”