Song of the Day Feb 2
February 2, 2024
Ahhh February. This month I’m focusing on Love Songs from the 70s.
Today our song is: Easy
Wikipedia tells us this about the song:
Written by Commodores lead singer Lionel Richie, the song is a slow ballad expressing a man's feelings as a relationship ends. Rather than being depressed about the break-up, he states that he is instead "easy like Sunday morning"—something that Richie described as evocative of "small Southern towns that die at 11:30pm" on a Saturday night, such as his hometown Tuskegee, Alabama. The song is written in the key of A♭ major and modulates up a semitone to A major.
In the bridge section, following the opening line: "I wanna be high, so high", there is a distinctive electric guitar glide. An electric guitar solo is heard in the instrumental section of the song.
Richie re-recorded a version of the song for his 2012 studio album Tuskegee which features country singer Willie Nelson.