Easy

Album: In A Dream (2020)

Songfacts®:

  • "Easy" is a synth-heavy plea to set a relationship back on course. As Troye Sivan examines the crumbling romance, he begs his lover for a reconciliation.
  • Troye Sivan explained in a press release that the In A Dream tracks explore "an emotional roller coaster" period in his life. The implication of this is the lyrics of "Easy" are at least partly autobiographical. They may be a reference to the singer's relationship with the model Jacob Bixenman, who was his boyfriend from 2016-2019.
  • Swedish producer Oscar Görres (The Weeknd, Marina, Tove Lo) helmed and co-wrote the track with Sivan himself. Sivan recorded five of the EP's six songs with Görres between Stockholm and Los Angeles just prior to the COVID-19 lockdown.
  • Troye Sivan dropped a new version of "Easy" with Kacey Musgraves and Mark Ronson on December 10, 2020. The same day, he also shared a Bardia Zeinali-directed video for the remix, which features both him and Musgraves as a pair of runaways cruising through East Nashville. Zeinali also helmed Troye's visual for "Dance To This" ft. Ariana Grande.

    Troy Sivan explained to Vogue: "Kacey and I are sort of like runaways. We've separately had our own experiences... regrets, scorning our lovers... and we find solace in each other."
  • Sivan's stylist, Charlie Le Mindu, created his full-blown mullet hairstyle for the video. The singer said the mullet look "just kind of makes sense aesthetically in my mind."

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