Easy is the latest single from Dutch artist Juliet July, following ‘Sunday Afternoon’ which was praised by the likes of Earmilk, Stereofox, Fashionably Early and more for its quiet energy and deft minimalism. Once again, Juliet’s fusion of R&B, soul and jazz drifts in like a soft breeze across the ocean in Easy, which explores the possibilities that are open to us once we put negative thoughts aside.
Speaking in great detail about her new single, Juliet July says:
“As a creative, we need to deal with lots of opinions of others. How many times have we, as creatives, artists, entrepreneurs heard how difficult, risky and challenging it is or going to be to follow our dreams? What is our plan B? etc etc..
I know some people mean well, while some are secretly just envious as they wished they had the courage to do the same.
Either way, I got tired of listening to these ‘warning’ voices about how difficult everything was going to be. And I wrote ‘Easy’ as an answer. Easy gives an alternate perspective on the road to following your true heart desires. This is not to say that you will never come across obstacles or that you can just sit around and wait for your dreams to manifest. I believe a lot in the power of thoughts and hearing everyday how difficult a task is going to be is in my opinion not the way to go about it. ‘Easy’ acts as a POSITIVE affirmation , as a reminder that when we truly listen to what our heart whispers everything is possible.”
The line therefore that we are consistently drawn back to through the azure hues of this chilled track is “’It’s Easy, when you learn to trust in it all”.
Produced by Nelson Clark, Easy is also accompanied with a video filmed on the South African coast and within a magical forest just on the outskirts of Cape Town, where Juliet worked and lived for a while expanding her creative endeavours for a couple of months.
Easy and ‘Sunday Afternoon’ will feature on Juliet July’s upcoming Palmtrees In The Mist EP.