With breakout SXSW under their belt and a highly anticipated NYC live debut in the Lower East Side’s Mercury Lounge, British band Easy Life have dropped a surprise, brand-new mixtape ‘Spaceships’ featuring their latest track ‘Sunday’. The unique Leicester five-piece will begin their immediately-sold-out spring tour later this month, fresh from confirming their first wave of global dates: from SXSW to Coachella and Governor’s Ball to UK festivals like The Great Escape and Park Life. News of Easy Life’s next single and many more live plans will follow soon.
‘Spaceships’ is an ambitious 6-track collection that showcases the effortless musicality and intimate way storytelling that is truly Easy Life’s own. Following the atmospheric, jazz-infused opener ‘Mercury Retrograde,’ lead track ‘Sunday’ is perhaps the band’s soulful moment yet – a gorgeous cut of transatlantic R&B, vividly capturing those halcyon-days of early love (and lust). Elsewhere, Easy Life sharpen their focus on finding those moments of the sublime in the mundane: from the warm but trippy hip-hop of ‘Wet Weekend’ to the mellow haze of ‘Afters’, with observational lyrics which are frequently frank, funny and heartfelt (whether capturing “all these girls at uni, like ‘yeh my daddy’s rich, but no one understands me” to finding someone who makes you feel like “I fall short of who I claim to be / surely there’s someone better than me”). Throughout the tape, Murray also continues to come of age as one of the country’s leading new front-men, and a proper pop-star-in-waiting.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
03/18 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
04/14 – Coachella Festival – Indio, CA
04/21 – Coachella Festival – Indio, CA
05/17 – Hangout Fest – Gulf Shores, AL
05/24 – Boston Calling – Boston, MA
06/01 – Governors Ball – New York, NY