Easy Love by R5 (a commentary on the Disney Wunderkind)

Easy Love by R5 (a commentary on the Disney Wunderkind)

Okay guys, I’m procrastinating so I thought I’d post about one of my most-played songs lately. I have an almost 20-month-old at home so needless to say, I watch a lot of Disney with him. I’m a little cynical about the Disney star-maker machine, but a lot of the artists they sponsor actually turn out to be pretty good, so I hope they shed the Disney wunderkind label and go on to have great careers. For example, Disney wasn’t even on my radar when people like Demi Lovato and Zac Efron were getting started, but I like them, don’t I?

Exhibit A: Dayum
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Exhibit B:

So I shouldn’t be surprised that I’m liking some of these new artists that I’m watching with my son. Two of my favorites are The Vamps and R5. Frontman for R5, Ross Lynch is also on one of the tv shows, and the kiddo absolutely loves him, so I downloaded their albums to listen to. My favorite song off of their new EP is Easy Love. The reason I like it so much is because I really wasn’t expecting such an insightful, mature lyric from essentially a teeny bopper band (sorry guys but ya know, Disney). Here are the words:

Easy Love by R5
Lovin’ you ain’t easy
Nothin’ ever is
But I will keep on fightin’
For a love like thisYou know I wouldn’t have it any other way
Even when times get tough
I don’t want no easy love

This is a track for the guys with
One lady in their life
You wanna pull out your hair sometimes
But she’s still your girl

A love that lasts is like a unicorn
Holdin’ on, a lost star form
Sometimes you wanna throw in the towel
But she’s still your girl

Lovin’ you ain’t easy
Nothin’ ever is
But I will keep on fightin’
For a love like this

You know I wouldn’t have it
Any other way
Even when times get tough
I don’t want no easy love

Second verse goes to the females
Rollin’ their eyes when we fail
Make you wanna go and shop retail
But he’s still your man

Are we crass? Undeniable
Dirtbags, we’re professional
Sometimes you wanna throw in the towel
But he’s still your man

Lovin’ you ain’t easy
Nothin’ ever is
But I will keep on fightin’
For a love like this

You know I wouldn’t have it
Any other way
Even when times get tough
I don’t want no easy love

I don’t believe in “Nothin’ lasts forever”
And every time you’re feelin’ down
I know we’re gonna work it out

And I know we can’t live without each other
Ooh oh
Well nothin’ worth havin’ comes easy
And baby you got me singin’

Lovin’ you ain’t easy
Nothin’ ever is
But I will keep on fightin’
For a love like this

You know I wouldn’t have it
Any other way
Even when times get tough
I don’t want no easy love

Lovin’ you ain’t easy
Nothin’ ever is
But I will keep on fightin’
For a love like this

You know I wouldn’t have it
Any other way
Even when times get tough
I don’t want no easy love

See? Some adults never even figure that shit out. I know they might not have written it, but still, it’s a good message to all the kids (and possibly thirty-two year olds) out there listening to them.
Are there any songs out there that you think you probably shouldn’t like but you really do?



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