Contact Us

Sheryl Crow, ‘Easy’ – Song Review

Warner Music Nashville

Sheryl Crow‘s new country single ‘Easy’ is as advertised. It’s easy to be seduced by Crow’s carefree warmth and laid-back style. It’s easy to overlook the effective songwriting, and it’s easy to fall into her story again and again.

‘Easy’ isn’t as catchy as some of Crow’s biggest pop hits. The melody is sort of lazy, but a perfect match for her no-hurry message.

But you make it easy, easy / Easy to get away / Sit in the sun and drink beer all day / Because it’s easy, easy / Easier here anyway / Who needs Mexico / Baby let’s stay home,” Crow sings during each chorus.

Beginning with the second verse she really begins to tie the emotions of her stay-cation with someone sweet into the portrait she’s painting with each line. “We’ll play Jack Johnson, he’s the new Don Ho,” she says in one of the more clever quips. That precedes a bridge which works as the song’s climax (pun not intended — OK, maybe a little).

Drink margaritas and take in the sunset / Later on we’ll slip up to our king sized bed / And make love / Love sweet love,” she shouts, showing off her range and vocal talents.

Aside from a few traditionally country instruments, there’s little to distinguish ‘Easy’ as something more country than anything she’s recorded in recent years. Crow has always been on that pop/folk/country edge, so ‘Easy’ could be an easy fit for country radio. More than anything, Crow’s voice feels like summer. Her timing is perfect.

3.5 Stars

Listen to Sheryl Crow, ‘Easy’

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Next: See Which Sheryl Crow Tune Is One of the Best Country Love Songs

Best of K96 FM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for K96 FM: Wide Open Country quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Never Miss the Latest News from K96 FM: Wide Open Country.