The Girl With “Daisies” in Her Hair, Explained by Parker Newby

“Daisies” by Parker Newby is a folky song that embodies a sonic atmosphere similar to groups such as The Lumineers and Mumford and Sons. It’s an upbeat tune, and has thematic elements inspired by the timeless virtuosos of Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. This track follows Newby’s debut release “Memorized,” a song that speaks on the beauty of a close partner.

 With an affinity for music garnered at an early age, Newby became a drummer at the age of eight and picked up his first guitar by the time he was ten. It wasn’t until college that he discovered where his deepest passion lies within the realm of musicianship, however, this being songwriting. Today, Newby is known for featuring an original sound shaped by emotion and imagery, doing this through the marriage of crisp melodies and poetic lyrics. 

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A song about setting off into the unknown, “Daisies” evokes the emotions of a different type of longing, particularly one that is filled with a pondering curiosity. Its acoustic elements provide for easy understanding and tranquil listening, and it does this while also being inventive in its sound. The track achieves this inventiveness in many ways, but one main reason that immediately comes to mind is how it has a beautifully strummed banjo in one of its main melodies, an instrument that is not seen too often in widely popular music today. Newby sings of how he misses someone, a girl that has daises in her hair in particular, and how she may have only existed in his dreams, therefore too far from his realistic reach. The soft nature of the instrumentals is a perfect fit for this message and the overall tone of Newby’s voice, as each bath in a smooth and flowy texture that seamlessly transitions from one line to the next. “Daises” overall is a gorgeous anthem of wanting to be in the life of someone else, and deserves to be added to any love-filled playlists.

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