After emerging from the SoundCloud ether in 2015 with a dynamic Drake cover, NYC-based Celia Inside has been developing a fanbase around the strength of her voice and unusual, vulnerable storytelling. "Why don't you take it easy (easy on me)" coos the song's chorus over a classic New York boom-bap style beat from producer MZA.
You definitely feel the mid-90s New York influence here, Lauryn Hill crossed with Jhene. "Easy" is about intrigue, the powerful allure of love-at-first-sight... and the hesitancy that follows. The song also features a lively verse from Queens rapper Odali, another throwback treat.
There's something compelling about Celia Inside's overall presentation - modern, yet familiar... instantly catchy. "Easy" belongs in an Omar Epps romcom ASAP.
Celia's much anticipated TKO EP is out now on Celia In Records.