Evoking a nostalgic feeling of misspent youth, Brisbane indie folk-rock newcomers Daisy & The White Jacket are making their debut with their coming-of-age slow burner, Far Too Young, out 30 April.
Fronted by Sam Shepherd, who some may recognise from local outfit The Blue Desert and tour stints with Brissie lads Port Royal, Daisy & The White Jacket is a band lovers of homegrown acts like Holy Holy, Boy & Bear, The Middle East and Gang of Youths, will appreciate. Dealing with feelings of frustration and uncertainty, Sam says Far Too Young was inspired by the sobering question “what the f*** am I doing?” that we all ask ourselves at some point in our life.
“I wanted to write a song lyrically that told of all the problems that I know myself and a lot of my friends are all faced with constantly,” said Sam. “What may seem individually like petty, ‘grow-a-pair’ problems combine to tell us more about the mental states we find ourselves entwined in without even knowing how or when we got here.”
“I also wanted to sonically emulate that moment when you realise everything is going to be okay. At the end of it you come out feeling stronger, wiser, older. It’s a coming of age.”
Washing over you like a blissful breeze, Far Too Young is as wistful as it is hopeful, bridging the gap between uncertainty and figuring out what you want to do; finding you’ve strolled too far down a path you may wish to step off to pursue another direction. It is also a fitting soundtrack for the present day covid-19 situation, providing a chance to turn inwards and ask life’s big questions.
“In light of the current world circumstances, we feel Far Too Youngwill be especially resonant, and decided to fast track the release process, hoping it would serve as a reprieve for anyone who feels like things aren’t quite okay at the moment.”
Settle in on your comfiest couch, sling a pair of headphones on and listen to the bliss that is Daisy & The White Jacket’s debut single Far Too Young, which is streaming exclusively below.
FAR TOO YOUNG – DAISY & THE WHITE JACKET