‘Daytime’ is a stonking great tune from alternative indie artist Daisy Punch. Daisy has so far released two singles with the addition of ‘Daytime’ making it clear that this woman knows exactly who she is and what that sounds like: cool as fuck.
‘Daytime’ is one of those tracks you just keep going back to.Emma Miller » indie top 39
There are so many elements that hook you in on this song from the electric guitar riffs, expertly crafted drum beats and not to mention the endless vocal phrases and melodies you won’t be able to shake off. ‘Daytime’ is one of those tracks you just keep going back to, there is so much satisfaction in the combination of the dark, undulating production and the unique, soft vocals and storytelling from the artist herself. I’m sorry that so many summer festivals are facing such an uncertain future at the moment, ‘Daytime’ would be my number one choice to get the crowds unleashing their post covid angst and energy. We can but dream.
‘Daytime’ is a sorta sly fuck you to people that have tried to put me in a box or control me.Daisy Punch
How did ‘Daytime’ come to be?
I wrote daytime a while ago now alongside my producer at the time Josh Vine. I remember this track came about really quickly, with most of the lyrics and melodies being written in one session. This song is written about coming out of a confusing time/situation and finding clarity and self assurance. I wrote the song based on my past experiences, as a sorta sly fuck you to people that have tried to put me in a box or control me.
The tone of your voice is so unique. How did you start developing your musical identity?
Thanks! I always loved listening to electronic atmospheric artists like Portishead, Massive Attack and Lana del Rey. More recently: artist’s like H.E.R and Lil Him. I think my vocal style comes from a lot of that kind of music. Over time I’ve experimented with my vocals and found what I feel represents me best. I love things that contrast too, so for me quite a lot of the time that’s a dark, punchy production against a bright dream like vocal.
What drew you to making music?
Like a lot of people, I’ve always loved music. I found a lot of solace in it especially in those intense teenage years! I always remember my dad playing great artists (so loudly) in the car when I was younger. I used to write my thoughts down a lot, so it felt natural to combine my writing with music and explore music further in general.
I don’t think success can be measured by events.Daisy Punch
What does success look like to you? Is there a landmark you’ve already reached or would love to reach that would make you feel ‘you’ve made it’?
I guess to me success doesn’t have a landmark, I think there are definitely moments to take immense pride in but I don’t think success can be measured by events. I think for me creating and making music feels like a success. It’s brave and rewarding to create something and put it out there, regardless of outcome etc.
What is something you’re really proud of?
I was a volunteer for some time and got to be a part of creating an open day for various charities, it was such a hands on, fun experience and great for the community.
If you weren’t doing music, what path would you have followed instead?
Well I’m not sure career wise what I would be doing, but I’m interested in a lot of other things, like acting and youth work so I would definitely be exploring them more in depth.
Mainstream society has done a lot of negative shaping in terms of how we think, how we view our bodies and self worth.daisy punch
You run the instagram page Rewiire – can you tell us a little about that?
Basically, Rewiire is an Instagram page I set up and post on, the posts are generally photographs but always have a political/social message. I created the page so I could be contributing and enforcing important issues online. It’s a space for me to speak up about subjects that are ignored or undermined such as, intersectional feminism, mental health, sexual consent and more. I chose the name Rewiire because mainstream society has done a lot of negative shaping in terms of how we think, how we view our bodies and self-worth. So Rewiire is the idea of actively changing the ultimately negative ways in which we think because of society.
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Beautiful illustration by: @tabitafrulli_art Rewire: to connect or provide something with a new system. For me It really is time to actively unlearn many lies I’ve been often told and taught by society. Instead of unknowingly being a victim of main stream society’s biased, limited, marginalised views on the world I learn and actively open my mind even more. I want to put positive and thought provoking content somewhere that’s often used to box people in. #justbekind #mybrain #yourbrain #learning #growing #knowmyworth #knowyourworth #useyourprivilege #mentalhealthawareness #bodypositivity #destroystigma #encouragement #openminded #intersectionalfeminism
What is a song you’ll never stop listening to?
Do you have any recommendations of artists we might not have heard of yet?
Vagabon– she’s an electronic pop artist from New York. Chynna- Electronic /Hip hop rap from Philadelphia. Both are very cool.
If your music was a TV show or film, what would it be? (I can kind of hear it soundtracking a Jordan Peele social-thriller…)
I love Jordan Peele’s work so much. He uses music to create tension and atmosphere in such a clever and enticing way. I think something like Killing Eve or a series on Netflix called Mindhunter. Definitely something with a dark edge to it.