Earlier this year Troye Sivan transported us into a dreamlike world with his appropriately titled EP ‘In A Dream’. This body of work heard him soaked in a 80’s infatuated sound with an indie-pop aesthetic. It was immediately captivating as you found yourself falling into emotions of each track, and one song that really stood out was the confessional ‘Easy’.
Lyrically opening up about the rocky side of a long-term relationship, he confessed a case of infidelity from his behalf. Begging for his lover back, he declares that it didn’t mean anything and that his love still resides within his arms. “You ran away to find something to say. I went astray to make it okay. And he made it easy, darlin” he truthfully sings.
This song always deserved it’s own big pop moment, and with over 72 million combined streams you could say it’s had that, but Troye has bigger dreams for this fruitful bop. Collaborating with Kacey Musgraves and Mark Ronson, he’s re-envisioned the sonical backdrop and given a fresh new perspective.
The glittery new version of the track is deeply layered in 80’s influenced production. It’s a lot more upbeat and prominent than the original version which was instead a bit more experimentally layered. The natural lightness of the production is so playful, euphoric and ultimately dreamy, and you won’t be able to stop yourself dancing immediately.
Musgraves has even co-written a new verse with Sivan that continues that storyline and gives you a new favourite lyric in the song; “When you see me out, I hope the taste in your mouth is still as sweet as I wish it could be. Believe me, darlin’”. OOFT!
I’m someone that deeply believes that star-power remixes like this don’t need to happen on already flawless pop songs (shoutout ‘Levitating’ by Dua Lipa), but in this instance I’m really glad it did because it truly uplifts it to new heights.