The second single to be taken from Sunny Sweeney’s long awaited upcoming album, “Married Alone”, was released last Friday and is another absolutely stunning song in every respect from the Texan native.
“Easy As Hello”, co-written by Sunny, Heather Morgan and Lori McKenna, is pretty deceptive in that the drum and twangy guitar – driven upbeat arrangement which gives it a perfect summer feel belies the deep underlying message of looking for a way to tell a partner it’s over.
Indeed, talking about the single, Sunny herself says “This is the type of song that makes me think I can see myself riding down the coast of California with a joint in my hand, music blaring and wind blowing my hair all over the place”
The song begins with Sunny looking back two years to the straight forward start of the relationship, “I just walked in, and introduced myself… Didn’t need a drink, I didn’t need any help”. But it seems she’s been struggling for six months to end things, although she’s “never been the girl lost for words” as she knows how much it’s going to hurt. Why is saying goodbye never as easy as saying hello? Why can’t you simply move on, sleep well every night and “wake up in the morning and feel alright” afterwards?
Sunny explains that originally “This song was written MUCH slower than we recorded it… I owe all the tempo and flare to Beau Bedford on this one” (Beau, along with Paul Cauthen , produced the new album which is out on September 23rd via Thirty Tigers, pre-save here https://orcd.co/marriedalone) . She continues “He just came in the first day of recording holding a guitar with no strap and goes ‘This is it‘ . He played a couple of lines of it and I was sold”.
Sunny is of course heading over to the UK next month to play Millport Country Music Festival and The Long Road Festival, together with a headline London show. A full list of tour dates and ticket links can be found at sunnysweeny.com/tour.
Article written by Lesley Hastings (twitter.com/lesleyhastings)