Album Review: Easy Life, Maybe in Another Life

The latest album from Easy Life is a 4/5 for our writer...

Ellen Pinch
28th October 2022
Credit: Facebook @Easy Life

A year and a half on since their album success Life’s a Beach, Easy Life’s trajectory has arguably only been on the up, even more so with the release of new album, Maybe in Another Life earlier this month. After numerous festival appearances including Glastonbury this summer and tour dates in Korea the boys from Leicester are breaking into somewhat more of a mainstream.

I have to confess that on first impressions Maybe in Another Life seems similar to a lot of previous Easy Life work. Their characteristic relaxed yet lyrically conceptual sound is very present, but after several listens and a deep dive into the band’s take on the post-Covid era there is an evident shift in the maturing band’s lyrical style. The album undoubtedly makes for a vibey pop record that we can all relate to in some shape or form whether it’s through references to childhood mistakes or navigating the weird and wacky world we find ourselves in.

The album undoubtedly makes for a vibey pop record that we can all relate to

‘Dear Miss Holloway’ featuring Brockhampton’s Kevin Abstract is a definite highlight for me and was a great foundational single for the rest of the record along with other dreamy collaborations with Benee on ‘OTT’ and Gus Dapperton on ‘Antifreeze’. The single is honest and opened up a new era of Easy Life with frontman Murray Matravers himself calling it the "cornerstone of the new album". The easy-going instrumentals and Murray’s signature smooth vocals cut through by Abstract’s genius drawl makes for a suave earworm track bound to sound great live.

Credit: YouTube @Easy Life

The whole album is ultimately a great chilled out record with a great mix of ballads and charming conversational exerts which connect the band to their fanbase in a way that isn’t common amongst others. The great variety in tracks means that each single carries a different sound that anyone can tailor into multiple types of playlist. 

After a series of intimate record store shows this autumn the band are touring the album with their infamous energy and striking showmanship across the UK in February with tickets for Newcastle O2 Academy on the 8th of the month still available for purchase (at the time of writing). If the last tour is anything to go off it simply can’t be missed.

4/5

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