Marshall is an English singer-songwriter more commonly known by his stage name King Krule. This is the opening track of his debut album, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, which was released the same day that Marshall turned the ripe old age of 19.
Marshall wrote the song when he was 12 years old. He described the track's raw production to MTV News as "Immature and naive," "basic" and "s--t-."
"That's why I quite like it," he added. "I feel that the album is a very self-centered record, so I wanted to make it apparent that I'd been working on it throughout my life and it had aspects from when I was really young — from my birth — until now. So I wanted to cut it off at a very clear date of 19 years. That seemed the easiest way of doing it."
Marshall told The Fly magazine that a lot of things happened to him while making 6 Feet Beneath The Moon. "So many events that haven't been my doing," he explained, "that just sprung up on me. I've been submerged in a lot of things. The album reflects that. 'Easy Easy' is about getting ripped off in a Tesco (supermarket) in Selhurst near Croydon. It's a pain that that happened!"
Beyoncé officially endorsed the song on her Beyhive Blog next to her favorite designers and vacation hot spots.
Marshall told Q magazine he finds it hard to listen to this song now. "A lot of people took from it that it was a very socially observant song," he said. "But to me it was quite immature rambling about the area (I lived in )."