Looking back over our previous posts about blog fave, Daisy Victoria, alongside a chronological indulgence of her releases thusfar, it is a truth universally acknowledged (by us at least) that she just keeps getting better and better. From the rousing, nay storming debut that was “Heart Full Of Beef”, through the Nobody Dies EP, she has evolved, matured and given more depth to her music at each turn. Now, with the upcoming release of “Pain Of Dancers”, she has raised her bar still further and created her most wonderful and perhaps most accessible track yet.
By that we mean it’s more poppy than we are used to from Daisy, which is no bad thing at all. There is a gorgeously vibrant 80s feel to it, the kind that Gabriel Bruce paid such magnificent homage to on his debut album and that so suits Daisy’s rich, emotive and cinematic vocals. From the second the drums kick in and the keys twinkle like a mischievous glint in the eye, you are transported to some John Hughesian world of teenage angst, coming of age, love and retribution. Co-written (as is the norm) with her brother Sam, and mixed by Damian Taylor (who has previously worked with Bjork and Robyn), “Pain Of Dancers” is a glorious sway of pop-rock that further cements Daisy’s place as an emerging artist we should all be getting very excited about.
”Pain Of Dancers” will be released on 25 September with a release show preceding it on the 21st at The Waiting Room, in London. Tickets are available here.