In contrast with the dreamier singles released ahead of her new EP In Theory Depression, today THALA is sharing a fourth sample from that project that takes a considerably more upbeat approach. “Easy Out” swaps the familiar gossamer dream-pop shadings of previous cuts for something much more confrontational, the track’s jarringly honest lyrics bouncing back and forth between anger and sorrow before soaring guitars lead us to the blissful chorus.
“I wrote ‘Easy Out’ about someone who got really sick and didn’t bother to tell me,” THALA shares of the emotional gamut the track spans. “I eventually heard it from someone else and it made me super angry so I got a bottle of wine, sat on my windowsill in my small apartment one night, and started writing a sobby sad ballad of a song. The next day at the studio that sadness turned into anger and it became a powerful, upbeat-type song and I think it was supposed to be that way. I love this song and it really helped me move past this anger and confusion I was feeling.”
The music video for the song sees THALA venting the lyrics while pacing across a living room setup surreally reconfigured on a rooftop in the dead of night. Check that out below, and pre-order In Theory Depression before it drops July 7 via Fire Records here.