Easy (Mat Zo and Porter Robinson song)

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"Easy"
EasyPorterRobinson.jpg
Single by Mat Zo and Porter Robinson
from the album Damage Control
Released
  • April 14, 2013 (UK)
  • May 7, 2013 (US)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012[1][2]
Genre Progressive house
Length 6:38
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Matan Zohar
  • Porter Robinson
Mat Zo singles chronology
"The Sky"
(2012)
"Easy"
(2013)
"Pyramid Scheme"
(2013)

"The Sky"
(2012)
"Easy"
(2013)
"Pyramid Scheme"
(2013)
Porter Robinson singles chronology
"Language"
(2012) Language2012
"Easy"
(2013) Easy2013
"Sea of Voices"
(2014) Sea of Voices2014

"Easy" is a song by Mat Zo and Porter Robinson. The song was released as a digital download in the United Kingdom by Ministry of Sound and Anjunabeats on April 14, 2013 and in the United States by Astralwerks on May 7, 2013.[3][4] It debuted at number 28 on the UK Singles Chart. The track samples vocals from the song "Nothing Better" by Colourblind.

"Easy" was included on Mat Zo's late-2013 debut studio album Damage Control. He has also released his own remake of the song, retitled "EZ", for inclusion on the album.

Music video[edit]

An animated music video to accompany the release of "Easy" was first released onto YouTube on March 8, 2013 at a total length of three minutes and thirty-four seconds.[5] The creators of this video was the animation group, The Line.[6]

The video follows a pop star by the name of Maki. She ignores her manager's attempts to contact her, and then she leaves her apartment complex on a motorcycle, with a large duffel bag. After she has driven a distance on the highway out of the city, she activates it, which causes what would appear to be a large expanding dome of light, possibly an explosion. She calmly and happily waits for the dome to catch up with her after it has consumed the city, and is then floating in a white void in a different art style. Then she appears riding a bicycle amid peaceful scenery matching a photo seen earlier in the video. The video contains many references to the classic anime film Akira. Some are visual, such as the light paths left by motorcycles, but there is at least one plot reference in the form of the explosion that consumes the city.

As of November 2017, the video has received over 10 million views.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Easy" (Radio Edit)3:32
2."Easy" (Andy C Remix)5:15
3."Easy" (Modek 'Bright As Day' Remix)5:03
4."Easy" (Botnek Remix)6:37
5."Easy" (Lemaitre Remix)3:57
6."Easy" (Extended Mix)6:36

Chart performance[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom April 14, 2013[15] Digital download
United States May 7, 2013[16] Astralwerks

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mat Zo & Porter Robinson - Easy (Extended Mix)". YouTube. 2012-11-23. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
  2. ^ "Mat Zo & Porter Robinson - Easy". YouTube. 2012-12-17. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
  3. ^ "Home — Anjunabeats". Anjunabeats.com. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
  4. ^ "Anjunabeats Official — Mat Zo & Porter Robinson "Easy" is out now in the". News.anjunabeats.com. 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
  5. ^ "Mat Zo & Porter Robinson - Easy (Official Video)". YouTube. 2013-03-08. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
  6. ^ "Work —". Thelineanimation.com. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mat Zo & Porter Robinson – Easy" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  12. ^ "Mat Zo & Porter Robinson Chart History (Dance Mix/Show Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved December 31, 2013.
  13. ^ "Mat Zo & Porter Robinson Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 31, 2013.
  14. ^ "Dance/Electronic Songs: 2013 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 31, 2013.
  15. ^ "Easy (Remixes) by Mat Zo & Porter Robinson on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
  16. ^ "Astralwerks Releases & Artists on Beatport". Beatport.com. Retrieved 2016-02-22.