“Daisy and Dandelions” by Blue Painted Flag is a dreamy, indie masterpiece with the added pleasure of a uniquely low-pitched vocalist. Filled with spacey electric guitar, simple drum grooves, and the occasional flourish of white noise, it creates an absorbing atmosphere. Great music always does, but if you’re trying to melt into something bittersweet and sentimental, you couldn’t do better than this.
Electric guitar and bass fade in, framing a beautiful, emotional chord progression. “Slow, bright sunshine,” the singer croons with a warm, deep timbre. The melody carves out a satisfying groove in the mix, rising and falling in all the right places over the sparse, sweet instrumentation. With a recitation of the hook, the drums fall into place. Suddenly, the sound widens, and the second verse takes on a busier, more textural ambiance. The lyrics also get a bit more descriptive, thusly heightening the catharsis and emotional gravity.
It continues on in this half-twinkly/half-driving manner for the rest of the piece, finally culminating in a long, rhythmically complex fade. Several guitars pluck out their own, distinct melodies as they slowly disappear, with the effect of a soft, jumbled, delightful mess. It feels satisfying to hear the organized chaos blend in with the silence.
If this sounds like it might be up your alley, be sure to give Blue Painted Flag a listen (and maybe a download or follow if you’re feeling it)! The sound is nostalgic and the vocals are breathtakingly unique. You’ll no doubt fall in love with “Daisy and Dandelions” in just one listen.
Written by Alyce Lindberg
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