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Easy Life announce new album and Kevin Abstract collaboration

New single 'DEAR MISS HOLLOWAY' featuring the Brockhampton frontman "opened up this whole world" for the band

By Hollie Geraghty

Easy Life pose for a press shot against a blue background
Easy Life (Picture: Jack Bridgland).

Easy Life have announced new album MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE…, and dropped new track ‘DEAR MISS HOLLOWAY’ featuring Kevin Abstract.

The Leicester indie group will release their second album on August 12, following last year’s debut Life’s a Beach.

‘DEAR MISS HOLLOWAY’ follows recent single ‘BEESWAX’, with the former becoming the “cornerstone of the second Easy Life album”, according to frontman Murray 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.”

The pair first connected via DM before meeting in Los Angeles to play their respective upcoming music, where Abstract asked to cut a verse.

The track is a breezy reflection about a former crush on a teacher. “Maybe in another life, we could try to roll the dice, and get it right,” Matravers sings.

Listen to ‘DEAR MISS HOLLOWAY’ below.

A press release describes the forthcoming album as “a melancholic, uplifting and hugely sophisticated new record that will challenge people’s expectations whilst easy life continue to unassumingly scale new heights”.

Last month’s single ‘BEESWAX’ was the band’s first new material since their debut.

“’BEESWAX’ is essentially about people being nosy,” Matravers said of the track in a press release. “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. Social anxiety has been something I’ve always written about but I feel like this is universal feeling now more than ever.

“We wanted to release ‘BEESWAX’ first because sonically it lays the foundations for what is to follow: production wise, saturation and distortion are a massive part of it. I’ve also been playing around a lot with vocal production, and enjoyed making myself sound unfamiliar.  I hope easy life fans appreciate the pace and urgency of this song.”

Easy Life are set to perform at a number of UK festivals throughout June and July, including Glastonbury and TRNSMT. Tickets can be found here.

Brockhampton, meanwhile, performed their last show before an “indefinite hiatus” at Coachella last month.