Bonnie McKee’s new video for “Easy” is her most stunning visual to date.
McKee is transitioning from behind-the-scenes mega songwriter to a bonafide pop star before our very eyes. She released a four-song EP last year titled Bombastic, giving each track a glossy conceptualized music video (what's up, "Bombastic"), and knocks out her fourth and final video with "Easy."
“Every time in the bridge, I would feel like crying,” she tells EW of the power ballad. “There’s something so pleading and desperate in that bridge that everyone can relate to.” EW says McKee wrote the song after she ended an eight-year relationship and started seeing someone new. “He wanted more than I could give, but I was not ready to be in a relationship again,” she says. “[“Easy”] feels like a hallelujah moment because it’s me realizing what I want and asking for that.”
The David Richardson-directed clip has no plot or backup dancers, and there's something refreshing about that. It's just McKee writhing around in a gorgeous glow of hazy and kaleidoscope lights. Ah, I get it now... it's easy.
If you're bummed McKee doesn't have any more videos to create, think again. She has a “Christmas surprise” for fans later this year: an unreleased video for a years old song. “We made this beautiful video when I was still at Epic that never got released, but I paid for it and own it,” she says. “I’m excited to finally share it with the world because it’s been floating around in my head for seven years.”
Stream Bombastic below: