Cornish singer-songwriter Daisy Clark releases new festive song New Year’s Eve
Daisy Clark is a voice that I can’t get enough of, her effortless vocals and gut-wrenching melodies leave me in awe every time. Having known Daisy since mid-teendom, it’s a wholesome and empowering experience watching her grow as an artist into what you hear now.
Hi Daisy! It’s so lovely to finally get to speak to you about your music. You have some of the most intricate, emotion fueled songs I’ve ever heard. What is your songwriting process?
Thank you so much! It’s honestly different every time but usually it starts with a concept or a lyrical idea and everything else forms around that, typically beginning with guitar or piano parts. However, I've been doing a lot more collaborating recently and I've really enjoyed experimenting with writing on top of a track that I've worked on with a producer/co-writer. It’s great to have another pair of ears to bounce ideas off of.
Your song, New Year’s Eve was written last year, in what quite frankly was a bad time for most of us. In and out of lockdowns and unsure of what the next year would hold. Did you find that the lockdowns stifled your creative ability or the opposite?
Fortunately I had opportunities arise during lockdown and I did a lot of co-writes via zoom. It actually opened up a lot of doors as I worked with people I wouldn't have necessarily been able to due to travel or I would have had to go to London etc. But this way i could just be in my bedroom haha.
I’m not very good at being home all the time and I thrive on being productive and outgoing, however lockdown took away the option so I had to motivate myself which I think has been good for me.
You worked with Glen Nicholls to produce your track. What was it like? Tell us all!
It was amazing to see how a track could come together when working remotely - apart from Demo’s, this is the first track I have released which was self recorded which I think is really exciting. We sent the track to Glen and he captured my vision for the song perfectly. I love the Cello which was played by Nick Squires and I think Glen added just enough to enhance the emotion of the song!
Your work within the last year has evolved and matured. With the addition of string sections and percussion, how does it feel to look back at how far you’ve come? And what is the biggest lesson you’ve learnt along the way?
I’m so excited that my sound has really started to come together. And I think that has come from my songwriting evolving and working with lots of different writers/producers. I found it quite hard to define my sound in my songs when I was mostly playing acoustic, but it’s so exciting to hear everything come to life! I’ve learnt to not worry what other people think or what other people want to hear and just do what I love. They are the songs that come out the best.
2021 was a big year for you! Performing at the G7 Summit and releasing your third track. You have a lot to celebrate this New Year’s Eve! Reflecting back to when you wrote this song last year, to seeing what you have achieved in 2021, what are you wishing for next year?
Next year I'm desperate to travel overseas, write and release more songs and work with more amazing people. And I'd love to do a tour!
What female artist are you listening to at the moment?
I am fully obsessed with Billie Eilish and listen to the Happier Than Ever album on a daily basis.I also love Phoebe Bridgers, Gracie Abrams and Taylor Swift.
If you were to give one piece of advice to a woman wanting to get into the music industry, what would it be?
If you don’t ask, you don’t get - so keep reaching out to people and don’t be afraid to be a little pushy sometimes. I think sometimes we’ve got to work a little harder and it’s definitely not the easiest most straightforward career path but it is 100% possible. Also it sounds so cheesy but stay true to yourself and don’t let anyone misguide you.
Stream New Year's Eve here: