Posted on Friday 8th May 2020 at 16:33
Friday has arrived and once again we bring you an array of brilliant new music. Easy Life have put out two lockdown created demos, Greyson Chance has penned a brilliant pop banger, JP Cooper just released a tender new track and Eve Owen's soothing and sensitive debut is out now.
Easy Life - see you later maybe never
Easy Life release 'see you later maybe never (demos)'. Two brand new songs created during (and for) lockdown - with DIY live visuals to accompany - 'Peanut Butter' and 'Petty Crime' come off the back of an incredible start to 2020 for the band.
In the band's own words, 'see you later maybe never (demos)' are "two tracks we’ve cooked up since the dreaded corona started. We wanted to put something out to spare people from the infinite boredom that is lockdown and also just to keep ourselves entertained. pretty simple really, just a couple of tunes to make people smile and get them through the day.”
Befitting their glass-half-full approach, Easy Life under lockdown is an uplifting and affecting prospect. Whether Zooming with fans, connecting over Animal Crossing, or continuing work on their hugely-anticipated debut album, the band (who are isolating separately) have also produced creative live performance videos to accompany their latest demos. A group formed - right down to the name itself - as an antidote to the present day, Easy Life's unpredictable 2020 has nonetheless confirmed their potential as the UK's most essential modern band.
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Greyson Chance – Honeysuckle
We've got a new summer anthem. Greyson Chance has just dropped his new pop banger 'Honeysuckle' alongside a visually stunning video in which he drowns his boyfriend and steals his motorcycle, watch it below!
Greyson penned the song as his "love letter to the summer" which you can tell from the overall aura of the song. He goes on to explain: "It’s my dedication to the sun, to the heat, and to the recklessness I adore during those months. In a time that has felt so cold & so dark, I hope it shines a light on you in the same way it has for me."
The pop star crosses the Atlantic for shows at London's Heaven and Manchester's The Deaf Institute this October, and we can't wait to see what his live show brings.
Buy your Greyson Chance tickets here.
JP Cooper - Little Bit Of Love
JP Copper has released his brand-new track ‘Little Bit of Love’ right when we need it the most. The lyrics speak of loneliness and the importance of being present with a little love for others in difficult moments. It still has that classic singer-songwriter sound but an anthemic chorus really elevates the song to another level, check it out right now!
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Eve Owen - Don't Let The Ink Dry
The debut album from British singer / songwriter Eve Owen, 'Don’t Let the Ink Dry', is a work of raw sensitivity and uncontained imagination, brought to life over the course of three transformative years. During that time, the 20-year-old artist spent her summer holidays writing and recording in New York with The National’s Aaron Dessner, immersing herself in a creative exploration that provided welcome refuge from her sometimes-troubled school life. As she discovered an entirely new sense of freedom and belonging, Owen devised a sonic language all her own: frenetic yet delicate, mercurial yet nuanced enough to capture the most ephemeral of feelings. Produced by Dessner at Long Pond Studio (a converted old farmhouse deep in the Hudson Valley), 'Don’t Let the Ink Dry' finds Owen embracing her affinity for folk music while pursuing the endless possibilities in electronic experimentation.
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Check out all of this week's releases in our Spotify playlist: