A smooth psychedelic experience born to reflect the uncertainty of these times. “Easy Way Of Livin’” by Echo Coast feels like a warm summer night by the beach, with a tiny little bit of angst and loathing. Enjoy!
James Hobbs is a singer songwriter from Chichester, UK, who created Echo Coast as a way to keep experimenting with music and songwriting. The name Echo Coast was born as he lives by the sea.
With a wide plethora of musical influences, James finds inspiration on 60s music, indie, grunge, psychedelia, Americana, Motown, Punk… anyways, you get it. Life itself works as a muse for this British composer.
Recently premiered on BBC Introducing, “Easy Way Of Livin'” was written by James himself with the help of his co-writer Bertie, a Dachshund that sits there and provides the vibe. A song meant to resemble the human struggle, pulling influence from The Doors, Nirvana and Dinosaur Jr.
Using a second hand Telecaster guitar, James set to create a psychedelic experience after coming up with the riff. His hypnotic singing (and also the highly hypnotising video dropping soon) carries you away from beginning to end with lush composition and well-thought lyrics.
“Fundamentally it’s a song about feeling like you’re an outsider searching for your place in the world. There’s also a positive message about keeping going through adversity.” – Echo Coast
“Plenty of reverb and sun drenched overdrive. Echo Coast’s Easy Way Of Livin’ goes down real smooth. – BBC Introducing
Using Echo Coast as a means of exploration, James is planning to write a concept mini album, with this song as the first release.
“My first EP Fear & Loathing, Vol.1 is very much a darker themed acoustic record. However, my latest project, from which Easy Way Of Livin’ is the first release, is all about sonic exploration using electric guitars. In short, anything could happen from now on.” – James Hobbs
James believes that life’s not about the destination, but it’s about the inspiration. Follow and listen to Echo Coast now if you agree.
Easy Way was recorded at Ford Lane studios with producer Rob Quickenden ( Royal Blood, Just Jack).
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