Dead Rituals (artist-producer Andrea Caccese) released a single titled “How Easily” back in June. The song delves into the passage of time and the uncertainty of the future as we move on.
"How easily we forget our hopes and dreams," Caccese sings with resignation - An attempt to reignite that spark that's slowly fading away as our days go by. While the lyrics might appear like a gesture of surrender, the instrumental has plenty of fight left in it.
"How Easily" combines the mist of shoegaze with the roaring angst of post-punk, tipping the hat off to artists such as Slow Crush, Narrowhead, or even Nirvana.
The newly released acoustic version of the song brings a contrasting view, stripping it all down to its bare essentials. With nothing but vocals and guitar, the urgency of the original remains, but a newfound level of intimacy takes center stage.
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