70’s Music Having a Resurgence with Daisy Jones and The Six’s “Look At Us Now (Honeycomb)”

The good vibes, fashion, and most importantly, music of the 1970s are on their way back into the mainstream with the new release of Daisy Jones and The Six‘s “Look At Us Now (Honeycomb)”. Daisy Jones and The Six, a new Prime Video original series, surrounds a fictional band in 1970s Southern California. The story is an adaptation of a novel by the same name written by author Taylor Jenkins Reid, well known for also writing “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.” In an interview with Penguin Books UK, Reid revealed that she had been inspired by many bands of the 1970s while creating “Daisy Jones”, though she had a particular affinity for Fleetwood Mac.

I started with the germ of Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac. That was really, very exciting because I’ve always been fascinated by them, ever since I was a kid.

~ Taylor Jenkins Reid

The chemistry between Daisy Jones (played by Riley Keough) and Billy Dunne (Sam Claflin) is palpable, similar to that of Nicks and Buckingham, as the two harmonize together on the nearly six-minute long track. Claflin’s raspy voice combined with Keough’s warmer tone allows for a beautiful blend.

(Photo: Lacey Terrell/Prime Video)

The six cast members were sent to band camp throughout the length of the pandemic to learn how to actually become a band. Throughout the three year filming period, they learned to connect as a group, play their instruments, and even released an album of their own, titled Aurora.

The rest of the band, consisting of Graham Dunne (Will Harrison), Karen Sirko (Suki Waterhouse), Eddie Roundtree (Josh Whitehouse) and Warren Rojas (Sebastian Chacon), deliver great performances on the record that make you completely forget it’s a band of actors.

“Look At Us Now (Honeycomb)” is a song that, according to fictional front man Billy Dunne, is “about starting a new life…and dreaming of something different”. Lyrics such as “I don’t know who I am” and “how did we get here, how do we get out” further drive home the songwriter’s desire to start over, whether in a relationship or in life in general.

Listen to the single from their debut album, Aurora, here. The Prime Video series is releasing new episodes every Friday, so tune in before the finale airs on March 24th.

Theatre, communication, and film student based in Chicago, IL!
Theatre, communication, and film student based in Chicago, IL!

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