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Easy Life and BENEE team up on new single ‘OTT’

It's the latest single from the Leicester indie band's second album 'MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE...', which is due out next month

By Hollie Geraghty

Easy Life and BENEE pose against a green background in a press shot
Easy Life and BENEE (Picture: Press)

Easy Life have collaborated with BENEE on new single ‘OTT’ – listen to the track below.

The song is the latest preview of the Leicester band’s upcoming second album MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE…, which is due out August 12.

The song, recorded remotely with the New Zealand pop artist over lockdown, is about the talk you have with someone who is on a self-destructive streak.

“Like most things easy life,” frontman Murray Matravers said, “there is still that element of optimism: that perhaps with enough care and attention, something can be done. BENEE crushed it – her voice is like water and she’s a real queen of melody.”

BENEE added: “So stoked to have worked with the easy life boys on this, such a wicked bunch of humanssss!!! Hope u guys love the song, its all summery and I’m a sucker for melancholic lyrics sooooo!”

Listen to ‘OTT’ and watch the video below.

In May, Easy Life dropped new track ‘DEAR MISS HOLLOWAY’ featuring Brockhampton’s Kevin Abstract.

‘DEAR MISS HOLLOWAY’ followed single ‘BEESWAX’, with the former becoming the “cornerstone of the second Easy Life album”, according to Matravers. “Kevin raps about expectations versus reality, choice and regret,” he said of the Brockhampton frontman. “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.”

April single ‘BEESWAX’ was the band’s first new material since their debut, a song which Matravers said is about people being nosy. “In a post-lockdown universe it’s easy to feel like we are oversharing and living under a microscope, everything feels so much more invasive and overwhelming after being locked away for so long at home,” he said. “Social anxiety has been something I’ve always written about but I feel like this is universal feeling now more than ever.”

MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE…, will follow last year’s debut Life’s a Beach. A press release describes the new record as “a melancholic, uplifting and hugely sophisticated new record that will challenge people’s expectations whilst Easy Life continue to unassumingly scale new heights”.

The band are scheduled to perform at a number of festivals for the remainder of this summer, including Mad Cool in Madrid, Glasgow’s TRNSMT and Slottsfjell Festival in Norway. They are also set to embark on an intimate UK record store tour, including a date at London’s Rough Trade East on July 25.

Last month, Easy Life took to the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury and were joined on stage by Abstract.