‘Harris does not shy away from implying the state of her teenage years and using the 90s sounds as inspiration’ – Palatinate
‘Something about Daisy’s mellow tone pushes her sound in some tracks to a place that has the eclectic wonder of Joni Mitchell’ – Music Is To Blame
‘There is a genuine sense of provocative brilliance emanating from… Harris’ blend of genre-fluid music’ – Our Sound Music
‘Daisy Harris is brimming with imagination’ – The Mancunion
Creating her own unique flavour of genre-fluid music Daisy Harris takes inspiration from the likes of Mazzy Star and The Lemonheads to cement her brand of indie-pop guitar music. Her impressive musicianship shines through with her multi-instrumental ability and wonderfully translates into transcendental and heartfelt music.
Harris (vocals/ guitar/ banjo/ ukulele) has already worked the showcase circuit across Glasgow and with total self-sufficiency when it comes to recording and mixing and has been dominating the Manchester music scene with live shows.
Recorded and produced in her cousin DAVOLI’s studio, the Nottingham-based produced lent a rich acoustic-tinged soundscape that perfectly complements Harris’ emotive vocals. Complete with harmonies and scaled vocalisations, ‘Known’ takes its roots in delicate guitars homely folk sounds.
With lyrics like “I learned to sing just to sing your name / And I don’t know a lot of things / But I knew you right away”, Harris poetically sings her innermost thoughts through a delicately penned narrative on love. Inspired by Dutch band K’s Choice influential record ‘Cocoon Crash’, Harris plucks elements from ‘90s cuts to create her own unique blend of soft, acoustic melodies and deeply personal lyrics.
With the track released in late November, Daisy, with the aid of friend Hannah Clair, conceptualised accompanying visuals that emphasise and bring out the emotive nature of the track through stunning animations and bursts of colour. Meeting by chance at a gig in 2019 for Canadian band Dizzy, the two stayed in touch over the years when Hannah suggested the collaboration in the form of a music video.
The enchanting video depicts two souls meeting and finding each other in every Universe. Similar in nature to the frame-by-frame animated gifs found on Hannah’s website, offer a peek into Hannah’s artistry and give Daisy’s lyrics a whole other dimension to experience them in.
The video, simply, is nothing short of excellence, and the two are a match made in artistic heaven.
Talking on the ‘Known’ music video, Harris comments, “‘I was so unbelievably honoured that my song inspired such a beautiful and meaningful work of art. The video gives me goosebumps and is such a perfect visual for ‘Known’.”
Taken from her latest body of work, the EP ‘Forest Girl Rock’ was released early December and is a collection of tracks that highlights Harris’ evolution as an artist and her growing maturity as a musician.With this EP, Harris moves away from indie-folk to a sound that resonates more with the works of The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins and Snail Mail.