“Paper Tigers” by The Infinite Daisy Chains

The Infinite Daisy Chains has released a new single, “Paper Tigers.” This new dream-like sequence beautifully resonates with the feeling of breaking through stress and anxiety. The song trickles through the listener’s ears and into a deep part of the soul.

The intro to “Paper Tigers” is a soothing melodic and low temple beat, creating a perfect environment for a calming meditative state of mind. The lyrics to the song explain an urgency to break free from the chains of anxiety and everyday stress. 

The indie-pop spin on such a relatable topic allows fans to feel as though they are not alone. Anxiety can be inescapable for many, leaving dreams to be the only safe haven. And even then, it can be a challenge. The lyrics state, 

trying to break free

of this anxiety

trying to break free

of this anxiety, it’s all-consuming me (my days are filled with)

– The Infinite Daisy Chains

The husband and wife duo, Ian Dandridge and Kristina Westernik-Dandridge, were inspired by their honeymoon trip to the California desert to create The Infinite Daisy Chains.

The band is quoted as saying, “these figurative tigers are representative of the preoccupations in life that appear threatening but are ineffectual.”

Ian Dandridge plays guitar, bass guitar, backing vox, and synthesizer. Kristina Westernik Dandridge produces vocals, violin, drum machines, and electronic music production. Originally from the Washington DC area, they met at rehearsal in a dimly lit garage leading them to fall in love and eventually marry.

This duo self-produced, wrote and recorded this song: collaborating with Jake Ingalls (Spaceface), Omar Yakar (The War on Drugs, Warpaint), and Mike Fridmann (The Flaming Lips) for mixing and mastering. The song features a washed-out wall of guitars, driving beats, and soaring vocals.

Their influences include Slowdive, Warpaint, Beach House, Portishead, Sade, Thievery Corporation.

Reviewed by Abeni Moreno





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