Loving You Easy
|"Loving You Easy"|
|Single by Zac Brown Band|
|from the album Jekyll + Hyde|
|Released||May 4, 2015|
John Varvatos Records
|Songwriter(s)||Zac Brown, Niko Moon, Al Anderson|
|Producer(s)||In the Arena Productions|
|Zac Brown Band singles chronology|
The song features "perky instrumentation… sprinkled with soul, funk, and fiddle" and a "fattening bass riff". Lyrically, it is "about being in love with a good woman".
Thom Jurek of Allmusic, in his review of the album, wrote that "The Caribbean-tinged tunes such as 'Loving You Easy,' with its Buffett-esque groove wed to retro pop/soul and 'One Day,' with its sweeping yet earthy fiddle, horns, and stirring backing choruses, are both winners, too." Giving it a "B", Jim Casey of Country Weekly called the song "a Cool Whip song—sweet and fluffy, without too many calories" but praised the instrumentation and "sugary harmony".
Compiled from liner notes.
- Zac Brown - lead vocals, electric guitar
- Coy Bowles - Hammond organ, Wurlitzer electric piano
- Clay Cook - background vocals, electric guitar, Mellotron
- Daniel de los Reyes - percussion
- Chris Fryar - drums
- John Driskell Hopkins - background vocals, acoustic guitar
- Matt Mangano - bass guitar
- Jimmy De Martini - background vocals, violin, strings
- Ben Simonetti - programming
The music video was directed by Danny Clinch and premiered in May 2015. The video stars actress Halston Sage. None of the members of Zac Brown Band appear in the video, however, save for a brief view of the front cover of an LP copy of its Jekyll + Hyde album.
The song debuted at number 30 on the Country Airplay chart dated May 9, 2015, and No. 42 on the Country Digital Songs chart with 8,000 copies sold. It also debuted on Country Airplay at No. 30 and Hot Country Songs at No. 34 the same week. It debuted on the Hot 100 at No. 90 for chart dated June 13. As of September 2015, the song has sold 377,000 copies in the United States.
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||55|
|Canada Country (Billboard)||2|
|US Billboard Hot 100||40|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||4|
|US Country Airplay (Billboard)||1|
|US Country Airplay (Billboard)||43|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||16|
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- Casey, Jim (May 25, 2015). "Reviews: Zac Brown Band - 'Loving You Easy'". Country Weekly. 22 (21): 66. ISSN 1074-3235.
- Jurek, Thom. "Jekyll + Hyde". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
- Jekyll + Hyde (CD booklet). Zac Brown Band. John Varvatos/BMLG/Southern Ground/Republic. 2015. B0022962-02.
- "CMT : Videos : Zac Brown Band : Loving You Easy". Country Music Television. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
- Morris, Edward (2 May 2015). "Dierks Bentley's "Say You Do" Moves In as No. 1 Song". Country Music Television. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
- Matt Bjorke (April 29, 2015). "Country Music's Top 30 Digital Singles: Week of April 29, 2015". Roughstock.
- Bjorke, Matt (September 28, 2015). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles: September 28, 2015". Roughstock. Sales figure given here
- "Zac Brown Band Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
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- "Best of 2015: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.