Troye Sivan already found significant success with his single “Easy”, but he found a way to take it to new heights. He recorded a new version alongside Kacey Musgraves and Mark Ronson, and the music video for this song is quite a wild ride.
Bardia Zeinali was in charge of directing the retro visual, filmed on the streets of Nashville, Tennessee. Sivan and Musgraves take lead roles as a pair of runaways who spend most of the video dyeing their hair in motel bathrooms, going to drag shows, and driving old cars down the highway.
While discussing the music video with Vogue, Sivan described their characters as people who “separately had [their] own experiences … regrets, scorning [their] lovers … and find solace in each other.”
This marks the second collaboration between the pair, after the song “Glittery” from The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show.
Before Musgraves recorded a new verse, and Ronson added a “disco-pop heartbeat” to the track, “Easy” was released as one of the songs from Sivan’s EP In a Dream and it received a nomination for one ARIA Music Award.