WITH EACH NEW YEAR COMES THE DESIRE TO REFRESH THE RANKS OF MUSIC’S FRONT LINE. WE’VE GONE THROUGH OUR NOTES, COMPILED OUR LISTS, AND COME UP WITH SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR THE NEW BANDS YOU NEED TO HEAR IN 2023.
With lyrics that reflect the struggles and triumphs of the Gen-Z experience, daisy brain’s music is an emotional journey that leaves a lasting impact.
daisy brain is multi-faceted artist whose music transcends borders and cultural backgrounds. Will Tse, the man behind the name, was born in Singapore and raised in London, drawing inspiration from his unique upbringing to craft a sound that is both dynamic and relatable. As a songwriter and producer, Will creates his work from the comfort of his Hackney bedroom, seamlessly blending together elements of Britpop, grunge and emo. With lyrics that reflect the struggles and triumphs of the Gen-Z experience, daisy brain’s music is an emotional journey that leaves a lasting impact.
Hi Daisy Brain! How’s it going? What are you up to today?
Heyyyy! Thanks for having me. Today I’ve actually been stuck at home customising a bunch of merch for our final show of the year; I think the bleaching is sending me a bit mad, aha.
Tell us about your time as a musician so far – what’ve you been up to?
It’s been an incredible journey. Daisy Brain has only been a thing for just over a year, and we’ve already gone out on several tours, released two EPs, and I can already feel this huge intense support network of fans growing. Never in my life have I ever imagined being stopped on the street for a picture; it’s a lot to get used to.
Where do your songs come from? Do they have similar starting points?
It changes every time; sometimes, I’ll start writing a tune on an acoustic and start arranging music around it, and sometimes (to be honest, most times) it starts with an instrumental I’ll then write a song on top of.
What do you most like writing/singing about?
I write a lot about myself and my experiences. I’ve always wanted to make a song that starts out a bit more like a fairytale where I’m telling someone else’s story, but I’ve always struggled with that. I find it a lot easier to speak about the truth and the people that surround me.
How would you describe your vibe?
As much as the music isn’t sometimes, I’m pretty chill, I guess? I’m not much of an extrovert, which surprises people.
What does being a musician mean to you?
It’s a form of escapism, a source of happiness, and an outlet I’ve always needed. It’s my life, my hobby and now work. I’m extremely lucky and privileged that I get to do it every day.
Do you have big plans for 2023? What’s in the diary?
Lots and lots of tours, lots and lots of music!
If you could check off one thing on your bucket list next year, what would it be?
America. I want to tour America.
Are there any tours or albums you’re looking forward to from other musicians?
I’m dead excited for Paramore’s new album, and I’m desperate to see them live.
What other new acts should we be keeping an eye on?
We are touring with a band called swim school at the moment, they are all gems, and the music is sick! Well buzzed for them.
Is there anything else we should know?
Keep an eye on hidden gems and easter eggs. The band and I have been working so hard to make the next few releases super special.
Taken from the February 2023 edition of Upset. Order a copy below.