Daisy Harris to release ‘Forest Girl Rock’ EP OUT 09/12/22
Daisy Harris to release ‘Forest Girl Rock’ EP
FFO: Mazzy Star, Beabadoobee, Snail Mail
Cover Art: Rae Garvey
‘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
‘Her soft indie-pop approach to music amplifies her persona, in turn strengthening her sense of empathy.’ – The Indiependent
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 following the release of her debut record ‘Tornado Dreams’ earlier this year.
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Her latest body of work, the EP ‘Forest Girl Rock’ is set to be released early December and is a collection of tracks that highlights Harris’ evolution as an artist and her growing maturity as a musician.
Speaking on the EP, Harris notes; “I really do believe this is my best work yet. It’s been a blast to make this EP with my dad and cousin also, whose talent and openness I’m so grateful for.”
Completely written and record in her flat in Manchester, Harris enlisted a freelance producer for mastering her work, aside from ‘Known’ which was recorded in her cousin’s (DAVOLI) studio in Nottingham. Perhaps the most personal track on the EP, ‘Daffodil Valentine’ sits as a cover of a track her Dad wrote in the ‘90s, with Harris’ delicate twist.
The EP is preceded by the singles ‘Wanna Be Your Boy’ and ‘Known’, which have already received support from the likes of Our Culture Magazine, TotalNtertainment, and The Indiependent.
Harris attributes ‘Wanna Be Your Boy’ as being the “gay ‘Teenage Dirtbag’”. Following narratives of crushes, gender envy, Harris brings a certain joy to the perils of heartbreak in a fun and witty commentary on navigating love in the 21st century. Where ‘Known’ takes its roots in soft acoustic melodies and homely folk with lyrics such as “I learned to sing just to sing your name / And I don’t know a lot of things / But I knew you right away”.
The ’Forest Girl Rock’ EP marks a new milestone in Harris’ career as her maturity as a musician shines through in her most honest, and personal project to date.
With this, Harris moves away from indie-folk to a sound that resonates more with the works of The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins and Snail Mail.