Photo by Jillian Clark
While the previous single from Mightmare, the indie rock/dark pop project from Sarah Shook, was decidedly more indie rock, their latest single lean much harder into pop. "Easy" is a laid back indie pop song. It's relatively bare bones in the world of pop, and much more synth heavy than anything we've heard from Shook previously. It kind of sounds like an unreleased demo from one of your favorite 80's synth bands, recorded while they were just writing the song and before the huge hit sound was built into it. Of course, "Easy" is much more polished than a demo, but it has that stripped down and laid back vibe.
Sarah Shook says of their new single and video:
“[The single] is easily the most lighthearted song I've written. I felt like anime was the perfect way to tease the innocence and agony of exploring a new love interest.”
You can watch the video for "Easy" below. Cruel Liars is due out October 14 on Kill Rock Stars, and can be pre-ordered/pre-saved here. For more on Mightmare, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.