Wide Eyed Boy 'Loving You is So Easy' Review
100%Overall Score

Riding on the wave of indie-pop fury, Wide Eyed Boy return with latest single ‘Loving You is So Easy’ from their self-titled debut EP.

The multi-national four-piece crossed paths at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and are rapidly making strides as one of the city’s beguiling new acts. In addition to releasing new material, the band supported Feeder on tour, and added a string of German headline shows and festival slots under their belt over a 12-month run.

Garnering support from the likes of 6 Music, BBC Radio 2 and Radio X, the quartet are hoping to mirror previous praise with new single ‘Loving You is So Easy’. Produced by Rich Turvey (Blossoms, Cabbage, Clean Cut Kid) the track is full of movement embodying a tight production with soaring vocals that hover above the momentum gathered by sharp guitar textures, swirling electronic notes and a tripping tempo.

Lyrically, frontman Oliver Nagy confronts an uncertain romance with an emboldened sense of frankness. As the track progresses, the throbbing bass kicks in toting a rapid attitude which the drums dutifully mirror alongside a side serving of synth. Joining Nagy, Jonny Ball (guitar), Kobi Pham (guitar) and Tom Taylor (drums) channel the exuberant energy from their live shows into a funk-fuelled feast for the eardrums.

Admittedly, the arrangement may not be a dramatic departure from what we’re already used to hearing within the indie-pop genre, but there’s righteous vigour behind it. No one can deny it’s laced with a catchy chorus and vocal hooks that entice you to sing along.

Catch a live set from Wide Eyed Boy at The Shipping Forecast on Monday 31st July.

Alice Matthews