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Easy Life Change Band Name To Hard Life And Share New Single Tears

Wednesday, 12 June 2024 Written by Jon Stickler

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Hard Life, formerly known as Easy Life, have returned with a new single.

Following a public legal dispute with easyGroup in 2023, the Leicester quartet have returned with Tears, an alt-pop track that references the group's fall-out with the corporate giant, who labelled the band "brand thieves" and forced them to change their name. Frontman Murray Matravers said:

"Since our pretty public run-in with the well-known airline, my life has been turned upside down a little bit. Everything has been on hold. All of us have had to reassess what the band means to us and come to terms with the idea that everything has a beginning, a middle and indeed, an end.

"The naive optimism we had in easy life has been swapped for something more raw and, I suppose, authentic. Sitting with my thoughts and going backwards and forwards with IP lawyers, I wrote ‘tears’. It highlights the absurdity of the situation as well as thanking the people who have had my back throughout this whole ordeal.

"Of course, this song makes me smile, and I suppose that is my way of processing. Anyway, we’re back. Thanks for your patience."

Under their Easy Life moniker, the band released two studio albums, the latest being 2022's 'Maybe In Another Life...'.

In a new interview with NME, Matravers revealed that there's no urgent plans to drop a new record just yet: "Do you know what? I’ve learned not to look so far into the future, because it never turns out the way you plan it. I have more songs, don’t get me wrong, and it could be an album. Let’s just see. That’s not me being coy – I just don’t think that any of us in our team are planning anything really long-term. This is the first song as Hard Life, so let’s see how we go."


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