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Daisy Jones and the Six Boasts Original Songs and Compelling Story

Daisy Jones and the Six promotional poster.

Over the past few years, audiences have been bombarded with biopic content surrounding some of the most well-known artists of the past.  While these are fun and intriguing, it’s rare that a story about a fictional band featured in the limelight.  Titles like Almost Famous, This Is Spinal Tap, A Star Is Born, and Vinyl typically encapsulate the critically acclaimed entries for this genre. With the recent release of the series, Daisy Jones & The Six, it seems there may be another addition to that list. 

The Source

This story has made great strides in a very short time.  The source material for the series is a 2019 novel with the same title, written by Taylor Jenkins Reid.  Though the story is original, it does take influence from figures of the 1960s and 1970s rock scene.  Most notably, the relationship between the two main characters is semi based on Fleetwood Mac; specifically, the tumultuous affair between Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.  Taylor Jenkins Reid imitates the style of a celebrity memoir, and received high praise for the content and writing ability she displayed.  The story follows Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne as they progress and join forces in music and romance.

Daisy Jones and The Six promotional photograph.

The Show

Those lured to the show by the promise of drugs, sex, and rock & roll won’t be disappointed.  Compelling character and story set against the backdrop of electrifying and lurid 1970s Los Angeles are sure to keep them watching. 

The first episode of the new miniseries launched March 3rd on Amazon Prime.  Three of the scheduled ten episodes are out now, and the rest will be released weekly.  Riley Keough stars as the main character Daisy Jones. Alongside her is Sam Clafin, who plays Billy Dunne, her love interest and musical collaborator.  Will Harrison, Suki Waterhouse, Sebastian Chacon, and Josh Whitehouse fill out the rest of the band.  Currently, the show stands fairly strong with a 74% on rotten tomatoes. 

The Songs

One of the coolest aspects of this show is that it includes original recorded material for the fictional band.  Titled Aurora, the album stays true to the time period and offers a new spin on a beloved sound.  It features influences from many of the greats of that era, such as, Fleetwood Mac, Jefferson airplane, Tom Petty, Carol King, Joni Mitchell, The Rolling Stones, Linda Rondstat, Bruce Springsteen, and The Eagles.

Given the quality of the album, it’s no surprise that it was created by some pretty recognizable artists.  Namely, Phoebe Bridgers of solo fame, Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons, and living legend, Jackson Browne.

You can really hear the Fleetwood Mac influence on this track.  The lead vocals and harmonies and the combination of male and female vocals is a staple of theirs.  Further, the saturated drum fills, and the light, easy, yet driving instrumental makes you want to move or hit the highway. 

Check out more songs like this wherever you get your music. If this article piqued your interest, take a look at the book or give the show a watch on Prime.  Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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