Troye Sivan is back on to promoting his 2020 album ‘In a Dream’ with a brand new single, the second release of the album. “Easy” is the latest release, talking about a heartbreak, and these memories coming back to haunt him.
“Easy” is the follow-up to the album’s first single “Take Yourself Home,” released in April 2020. The album is expected in August 2020.
In the lyrics to the song, we find Troye Sivan lamenting over a love long gone, but not from his memory. The singer had to walk away from his relationship due to his partner walking away to find “freedom.” The singer was forced to move on… forced into someone else’s hands.
Listen to “Easy” by Troye Sivan
“Easy” Lyrics Meaning & Song Review
The song starts off with the line that kicks off the snowball effect for the song. The singer’s partner leaving him behind to find something more “stable.” In response, the singer went “astray,” meaning he wandered away onto different motives. The singer says he found comfort in another man during this time and his pain from the ealier breakup was somewhat relieved through this.
But, of course, Troye is not over his love yet.
In the chorus, it seems that the singer’s lover has returned to their house. Troye Sivan cannot look into his eyes. It could be mostly because of the guilt from Sivan’s side due to his secret affair. Maybe the former lover walked in on them at their house.
Troye is shedding tears of lava, burning through the wooden floor of the house. It’s the pain inside of his heart pouring out in the form of tears.
In these lyrics, Troye is hear sobbing and begging his lover to stay with him.
In the second verse, we hear Troye Sivan still getting beaten over the guilt of his “astray” journey. And our suspicion above is cleared when Troye sings “The stranger at home, my darling.” Troye’s lover walked in on Troye and his fling. The singer is utterly shocked, unable to muster any strength to speak a word to his lover. Troye’s only explanation for his unfaithfulness is that “he made it easy” while he was gone!
Is Troye in his right to beg forgiveness? Or is Troye’s lover at fault for leaving him in the first place? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Check out the complete lyrics and further meaning on Genius.