Written in the aftermath of an argument lead singer Joshua Hixson had with the band, ‘Easy To Love’ is a heartfelt apology; an expositional peace offering presented in its rawest form – music.
Recorded at the iconic Rockfield Studios in South Wales, and produced by heavy-weight artrock producer Ali Staton (Pulp, Madonna, PJ Harvey) this could be the bands most emotive offering yet.
“I wasn’t the nicest person at the time and felt that instead of going in and shouting and arguing, I would simply apologise by saying ‘hey I know it’s not easy being my friend, but humour me’”, Josh says.
The first half of the song boasts cinematic pads, lush chords and exposed acoustic guitar, all perfectly complemented by Josh’s gripping vocals. An underlying sense of forgiveness shines through as the song gradually builds, before, in true Collier fashion, their pent-up rock energy billows forth for the anthemic finale.
“We wrote the ending together. It’s one of those big ridiculous endings that we love. To play it live is such a surge of energy that most times I find myself smashing my guitar on the floor out of frustration. It takes hold of you and takes you to a completely different place to the rest of the song”.
Comprised of Joshua Hixson (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Ellis Davis (backing vocals and lead guitar), Shaun Bowie (bass) and George Rutherford (Drums), the band draws influences from leading rock figures stretching from The National to Kill Moon, via Radiohead and Biffy Clyro.