After beginning his career in the entertainment industry as an actor, Ian Lake delivers a heartfelt track as his first single of 2022.
Inspired by the likes of James Blake and Ray Lamontagne, “Easier” doesn’t try to escape the sour feelings that are experienced during a relationship, but instead takes a deep dive into the idea of forgiveness by singing an authentic sense of clarity.
The backing vocalists of “Easier” feels reminiscent of cocktail jazz music, sending a broken-hearted audience back to a bygone era that seems especially charming as the world continues to navigate the trials and tribulations of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With lyrics like “It's easier / To point at somebody else / But what you need to see / Is what you've done to yourself,” Lake’s newest single is an essential reflection for anybody who is unable to express vulnerability in his or her own words. This musical journey won’t leave a dry eye among any of his listeners.
Review by Lauren Peterson