Demi Lovato shares “Let Me Down Easy,” reimagined from the original track featured in Daisy Jones & The Six. The television series gained popularity and critical acclaim following its release this past spring. Months later, fans are still demanding another season, maybe a tour, anything from the fictional (but real-life talented) band.
Daisy Jones & The Six follows the musical journey of Daisy Jones (played by Riley Keough), a singer with a challenging past, who comes to sing with The Six. The series unfolds through a documentary-style narrative, weaving together interviews with band members, friends and other related characters. Coming together as a band, their chemistry propels them to unprecedented fame, while also discussing topics like the creative process behind making music, as well as addiction and stardom. Not only have the characters received lots of love, but the music has equally gained attention.
The original song evokes this old-style country rock. Immediately, listeners can imagine themselves as part of an energetic crowd at an outdoor festival. Riley Keough’s voice comes on, unadorned, yet clean and straightforward. As the chorus begins, harmony emerges with the rest of the band joining in. Sam Claflin (who plays Billy Dunne) then takes over the next verse, harmonizing here and there with Keough.
The song keeps the mood upbeat despite the lyrics talking about leaving and relationships potentially ending. The melody and style are both light and accepting (being ready to accept), allowing everyone to enjoy the moment before the good times are over.
I could see us waving in the distance
Like a mirage on sand
That could be us trading secrets
No one else could understand
– “Let Me Down Easy”
Lovato’s version keeps a similar sound, with the accompaniment being quite faithful to the original despite some variations. The singer chooses a higher key— every fan knows Lovato can belt those hard-to-reach notes. Keeping the country familiar sound, the song blends with their rich vocals and strong vibrato to give the reimagined version a fuller quality.
In addition to the single, Demi Lovato’s discography is currently undergoing their own revamp. They have been steadily releasing their most popular songs like “Sorry Not Sorry” and “Cool for the Summer” but with a new and more mature sound. Fans can stay up-to-date with their upcoming releases by following them on Instagram and checking them out on Spotify.