Review: "easy" - Jack Price
Letting go of a relationship is never easy, even if the relationship is toxic. In Jack Price’s new single, “easy”, he tells the story of a relationship that he is unable to leave. He sees the signs that his partner does not fully reciprocate his feelings, and that they may not treat him the way he deserves. Despite all this, he stays because he cares that much for them. He tells his partner that he will not let them go easy, and that he is willing to fight for them. The song is filled with heartbreaking lyrics that prove Price needs to leave. In the bridge, he sings “If I’m not enough, then fake it// What’s another month?”. Price is not naïve; he knows his partner is not in it for the long haul. But he is willing to endure the emotional turmoil if that means he can be with them for even one more month. It is an emotional rollercoaster that he can never get off of, even if he wanted to.
“easy” is a song that sneaks up on you. It is a heartbreaking ballad disguised as a fun, high energy pop song. At first listen, the song feels happy until the lyrics sink in. The very instant that “easy” starts playing, the listener knows that this song is going to be a hit. The upbeat intro reels the listener in and invites them into Price’s musical diary. The fast-tempo in the verse is unique to typical pop songs. It highlights the lyrics and represents the anxiety of the relationship described in the song. When the song is over, it does not fade out, but rather it ends abruptly. This represents how this relationship will end: suddenly with no warning. Price will not let the relationship end slowly. He will fight for this relationship to the very end, but if he cannot see the end coming, then how can he prevent it? The songwriting in this track is immaculate and accentuates Price’s incredible talent.
Jack Price is a singer-songwriter and producer based in Los Angeles. From a young age he took an extreme interest in music. For most of his childhood he was sick with Lyme disease, so he spent a good portion of his time at home learning how to write music and play instruments. At 9 years old, he learned to play the guitar. From then, he learned to play the drums, bass guitar, and piano. In 2022, he began releasing his own music and is set to release his debut EP later this summer.
Written By Karlee Smith