You can’t fully understand how daunting London can be unless you’ve lived there for a longish period of your life. In this case only you’ll know that despite the incredible opportunities it has to offer, London can feel lonely and confusing at times.
For a musician moving there to follow the dream of becoming an established musician, it can be even worse: the competition is crazy and the golden opportunities imagined before departing can actually turn into bitter disappointments. Of course, it can also be an exciting life experience and, within the right conditions, London can lead to a life of success. The pressure perceived in the metropolis, however, can’t be denied.
As a matter of fact, the writer of this piece has gone through this experience herself and that’s why she feels quite entitled to understand Easymess’ latest single Walk on a deeper level.
is a French singer and songwriter, also known as Adrien Latgé
, who moved to London and started a brilliant career as an independent musician there, finally establishing himself within the variegate East London music scene. His latest single is about finding one’s path (and peace of mind) in such a difficult city, mostly with the help of friends and loved ones.
Walk is a heartwarming folksong fans of acoustic music will surely love. It is authentic and honest as it deals with often considered “uncool” themes such as sadness, confusion, anxiety, and expectations. Adrien is not afraid of showing his vulnerable side through his lyrics and delicate arrangements.
With Walk, Easymess delivers an intimate atmosphere, where the emotional vulnerability described is rightly accompanied by a raw production, where a simple acoustic guitar, joined by a soft piano in the second half of the song, escorts some warm vocals. The influence of Damien Rice and Bon Iver is tangible.
Easymess started his musical path in 2016, at a very young age. Since then, he has been consistent, delivering interesting songs at the right times. Walk follows the lighter and catchier single “Out of Sight,” published last March.
We hope Easymess continues to publish new music and surprise us with his fresh acoustic, alt-folk sounds. We’re definitely listening!
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