Review by Hollie Duffy
If there’s one thing I’ve never done, it would be thanking my late night TikTok scrolling… until now. As someone who has been craving a 2008 Lily Allen revival, I believe I have finally found my fix in Daisy Veacock and her newest release, ‘Pickle Juice.’ Daisy crafted an upbeat, breakup song which plays on the words “pick and choose” (hence Pickle Juice). The song creates an extremely motivating anthem calling out toxic behaviour and reminds you of your worth – a stark contrast to many other songs which seem to dwell on one’s negative traits.
I had the delightful opportunity to ask Daisy a few questions about ‘Pickle Juice’ and the future of her career (a very bright one at that). With mass TikTok success prior to its release, ‘Pickle Juice’ is sure to be a song played in many households in the coming months.
Me: What was it about music that made you decide this is what you want to do as a career?
Daisy: I think I was always really interested in performing because I always grew up around music and live music and having [been] really fortunate to attended three very arts heavy schools I was really pushed towards a creative career. I’ve also always loved the slight chaos that comes with being a musician and the informality of it as well.
Me: Who are your biggest musical inspirations?
Daisy: Always Amy. She’s always the big one. I also have a real love for any female British artists, of course the obvious voices of the 2000’s like Lily Allen, Kate Nash or Eliza Doolittle but also newer artists such as Maisie Peters, Mae Muller and Caity Baser. Basically, any women who is unapologetically honest in their lyricism and image.
Me: If there’s something that you could do through your music, what would it be? (inspire etc)
Daisy: Travelling and meeting people. The idea of being able to take my silly little songs from my bedroom and around the world to all types of different people is just incredible to me.
Me: How does ‘Pickle Juice’ differ from any previously released music?
Daisy: I think this is definitely one of my favourites. It’s something a bit better shaped than the EP was and it’s also the first proper song I’ve done as an adult having left school and trying to blag my way to becoming a proper artist. The production is also bigger and better from what me and my producer (Beau Miles) were doing before, and although it’s still in the same format of a bedroom studio produced song, I think it’s slightly cleaner and more accurately done.
Me: What was the creative process like for ‘Pickle Juice’ and did it differ in terms of previously released songs ?
Daisy: Honestly it was one of those songs that fell out of me and I don’t really recall the ins and outs of writing it so much because it just sort of happened when I was angry about a situation. The creative process did go on for a long time though and we sort of kept putting it away then coming back to it for about a year until eventually it became the production you can hear in the song now.
Me: Was ‘Pickle Juice’ an upbeat song from the beginning or did that develop overtime?
Daisy: I think it was definitely always going to be an upbeat song as it always had that slight passiveness to it. I think there were probably earlier versions of the song that definitely began in a somber sort of way lyrically but I think I always knew I wanted this song to be sort of empowering and ballsy instead of feeling small and sad.
Me: What’s your biggest goal in terms of your music as of right now?
Daisy: I want to play Glastonbury!!! Not even like the headline slot or anything, I’m just so in love with the joy of that festival and the undeniable Britishness of the whole thing. I really love watching it every year and having it on repeatedly everywhere you go for that whole weekend in June. I always watch it and just know that it’s exactly what I want to do.
Me: What can we expect from you and your music in the future?
Daisy: At the moment I’m thinking there may be another EP on the cards as I love the creative process of writing and developing a project like an EP. I’ve also already got quite a strong image of what I’d like the EP to look and sound like and how it will lead on from ‘Lockdown Loser’ and that era of my life into newer slightly more adult themes of establishing an identity outside of school.