“Easy” by Sheryl Crow

“Easy” marks Sheryl’s first single from her upcoming new album, which will reportedly be more country-flavored than her previous works.

As such, “Easy” would fit right in with the current country-radio format. It’s a breezy ode to carefree loving, suggesting that quality time at home can be just as fun as time spent in sunny Mexico or on some island getaway.

Sheryl delivers it with joy and a bit of playful, sexual overtone. But there’s nothing extraordinary about the song, with lines like You make it easy, easy, easy to get away and Sit in the sun and drink beer all day. It provides the same laid-back vibe and message that we’re hearing from male acts, and we’ve come to expect a little more in the way of wordplay from an artist of Sheryl’s stature.

The verse line, We’ll play Jack Johnson / He’s the new Don Ho, is a sharp observation, but the reference may be lost on some country listeners.

Vocally, Sheryl is in her usual fine form and sounds totally comfortable here.

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