We recently caught up with Liverpool Singer – Songwriter and actress Daisy Gill, and got an insight into her new single release “Twisted Lies & Lullabies”, her musical inspirations and her joy at playing at the recent Liverpool Pride celebrations…
Liverpool Noise: You have just dropped the excellent track “Twisted Lies & Lullabies”. How did it come about? What’s the story behind the composition and recording process?
Daisy Gill: Thank you! I wrote “Twisted Lies & Lullabies” last year. It was originally a poem I had written which I then turned into a song. The song is about being in a toxic relationship and the whole lot of feelings that come with that.
Originally the idea was to have a full EP based on this topic which told a story of two characters in this totally unhealthy relationship and how power and control dynamics can most certainly play a part in any relationship, it was quite a dark concept if I’m honest (I love anything dark or gothic so that’s no surprise!) . I fully recorded and mastered the EP but with certain visual struggles, I chose not to release the EP. However, I could possibly release the other tracks in future!
LN: Did you approach this new release any differently from prior releases?
DG : This time, it was more about bringing the visual aspect to the release, I love visuals and anytime I get to play around with visual art I will! I part – directed the music video with up and coming filmographer, photographer and director James Lyall. It took a lot of the final edit to get my concept told as best as I could for such a short track.
LN: Was the track self-produced, or did you utilize the skills of a producer?
DG: No, Elliot Murphy produced the track. He is great, completely understood what I wanted from the track. Simplicity and space!
LN: Who are your musical influences?
DG: I have loads, Kate Bush, Paloma Faith, Etta James, Christina Aguilera, Melanie Martinez, David Bowie – I could go on for days!
LN: Can you remember the first album you bought – on vinyl?
DG: It was actually a couple of months ago as my Mum bought me my first Record Player. It was Jolene – Dolly Parton (LP).
LN: Your best gig so far…and why?
DG: Absolutely loved playing at Liverpool Pride this year! The LGBTQ+ community is such a huge part of my life. I was made up to play!
LN: What Merseyside musicians inspire you?
DG: Quite a few, but I must say I’m loving Liz Owens at the moment I think her voice is insane!
LN: You’re playing the Klee Music Acoustic Night on the 12th October 2019 at 81 Renshaw Street, alongside Sophie Bernice and Rachael Jean Harris. Looking forward to it?
DG: Can’t wait! It’s gonna be a belter!
LN: Laura Marling, or Suzanne Vega?
DG: Laura Marling!!
Daisy Gill appears alongside Sophie Bernice and Rachel Jean Harris at the last 2019 Klee Music Acoustic Night on Saturday 12th October 2019 at 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool. Tickets available from www.Skiddle.com and the venue. “Twisted Lies & Lullabies” is available through all streaming platforms.