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Easy Breezy

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Cover
Artist
Utada
Single
Easy Breezy
Released
2004.08.03
Tracklist
  1. Easy Breezy (Radio Edit)
  2. Easy Breezy (Call Out Hook)



Artist
Utada
DVD Single
Easy Breezy
Released
2004.10.06
Catalog Number
UIBL-5001
Price
¥1,500
Tracklist
  1. Making of Easy Breezy
  2. Easy Breezy (PV)


Information

Easy Breezy is Utada Hikaru's first single under the name Utada. Easy Breezy is the lead track for Utada's English album EXODUS. This was originally released as an exclusive download single; though was later released as a DVD single in Japan. There was a promo single for Easy Breezy that was sent to radio stations that features an exclusive radio edit of the song. The cover is the same as for the DVD single. The single sold 2,731 copies in Korea. Easy Breezy was used as the Nintendo DS CM song.

Song Information

Lyrics
Utada Hikaru
Music
Utada Hikaru
Other Information
Production: Utada Hikaru & Teruzane skingg U
Recording: Goh Hotoda at The Hit Factory, NYC
Mixing: Goh Hotoda at The Hit Factory, NYC
Programming: Utada Hikaru and Pete Davis
Guitar: Jeff Golub and Teruzane skingg U


Easy Breezy was the first radio single off EXODUS, and was later released as a DVD single in Japan. The PV was shot in Los Angeles, and it took two days to shoot. It was directed by Jake Nava. This was the third song that Utada wrote for EXODUS.

Utada Quotes

  • "It's a pretty straight-forward love song, sort of. There's a story behind it. I think it's pretty straight-forward, but it's...say you hooked up with a guy and it's supposed to be a light hearted thing, but then the next day he's telling everyone, 'Oh. I GOT her. She was so easy!' and it's like...'Why are you telling everyone all this stuff? No! Stop! You're humiliating me!' When someone makes you look silly or stupid it's not easy to take, but the girl in the song is like, 'Hey, I'm going to get over you anyway. It was nothing for me, so it's going to be okay. I'm going to be cool.' I wanted it to be the first single because I thought it was a good way to introduce myself. It displays my humour, and it's almost 'too pop'." --Utada Hikaru
  • (On the 'She's got a new microphone' lyric) "Well, I did get a new microphone! Yeah! What were you thinking? It's true that I really did get a new microphone that day, as I was recording that part. I thought it was a funny thing to sing, and I noticed the metaphor." --Utada Hikaru
  • "It's a bit crazy, but it's really catchy and it's supposed to be very humourous. I'm not gonna sing it with a straight face...it's just a fun song" --Utada Hikaru

Lyrics

Though EXODUS was sung in English, the Japanese release came with an extra booklet with the translations of Utada's songs. This translation is written by Shintani Hiroko.

Disambiguation

There are three versions of Easy Breezy in Utada's discography. These include:

Easy Breezy
Found on EXODUS as track five.
Easy Breezy (Radio Edit)
Found on Easy Breezy promo as track one. This version is roughly a minute shorter than the album version.
Easy Breezy (Ultimix Remix)
Found on Ultimix 108 DJ promo as track nine, and track three of the vinyl version. This version has beat added to it to make it easier to mix in a club.