On his second single of 2020, Make It Easy, Ed deviates from his usual poignant approach in favour of a more lighthearted foray that demonstrates the breadth of his ever-evolving talents, “I spent so many years writing sad songs about big subjects I wanted something to honestly counterbalance that in a meaningful way,” he explains. The warmhearted and upbeat introduction sets a carefree tone, only for Ed to switch gears in the chorus, with a stomping drumbeat that propel his trademark harmonies and grooving guitar licks into anthemic territory.
“My life has honestly been really nice lately, I’m deeply in love, I got a dog who makes me endlessly happy and apart from a global pandemic wreaking havoc across the world, things seem pretty great at the moment and I wanted this song to reflect that.”
Following ‘Mercy’ from March of this year, Ed continues to excel in his winding narrative of self-expression, with his music sitting in a blissful grey area between singer-songwriter, classical and electronic. Disinterested by refining himself to a specific style, Ed opts to let his amicable character and stellar songwriting define him, “As my songs are my primary form of self-expression, the style and the tone change along with my thoughts and feelings over time”.