In the summer of 2022, Apple released many commercials for several new products, and every time the musical background caught the viewers’ attention. We discussed the AirPods commercial, Apple Watch, and the MacBook Air on our pages. The latter one also had a second commercial that showed the laptop from a different perspective, and it features another song: we can hear the words “Let me down easy” while watching the device’s design. Let’s discover more about what this song is.
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“Let Me Down Easy”: what’s the song featured in the 2022 Apple MacBook Air commercial?
The song featured in the 2022 Apple MacBook Air commercial is The Last Goodbye, by ODESZA and Bettye LaVette. You can find the original video of the song below.
ODESZA is an American electronic music duo who released the song in 2022 for their new album, The Last Goodbye. The song is a cover of the original track written by Bettye LaVette in 1965, called Let Me Down Easy. You can find the original version here on Youtube.
The original song is a perfect example of classic soul music, whereas the ODESZA cover is a modern EDM song, with Bettye’s voice in the key moments. And her scream “Let Me Down Easy” gave an elegant touch also to the Apple commercial.
Let Me Down Easy: the lyrics and their meaning
The original song’s lyrics are about a breakup. Bettye’s love relationship is over, and she’s asking, begging his ex to go easy on her during this breakup. Showing care and being sensitive while they slowly start going in different directions. At the end of the day, “does it hurt so much to smile?”
Below you can find the song’s complete lyrics.
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The original lyrics
Let me down easy though your love for me is gone
Let me down easy since you feel to stay is wrong
I know it’s all over but the last goodbye
Let me down easy
When you pass me by, say hello once in a while
When you pass me by, baby, does it hurt so much to smile?
We promised that we’d still be friends till the very end
I’m begging you, baby, please, let me down easy
I remember at the start, it was so nice
I never thought we’d have to part
But it’s all over but the last goodbye
Let me down easy, baby
Hum hum hum hum, let me down so easy baby
Let me down so easy baby
Let me down down down down, let me down so easy baby, oh oh oh
I don’t want anyone of your love, baby, let me down down, let me down so easy
Baby, oh oh, let me down so easy