"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.
The third verse of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies ("they shook and lurched all over the church floor...") was inspired by girl whose parents would speak in tongues at their Pentecostal service.