Daisy Clark is back with her latest single ‘Front Row’ out today, Thursday 29 April 2021. Written by Daisy, Front Row was originally penned about the intimacy and joy of playing gigs but has since taken on even more meaning with a brand-new music video just released at midday, which truly brings the lyrics to life.
As an unsigned, independent musician herself, Daisy knows first-hand how reliant artists are on touring and the live music industry. It connects artists with new and existing fans in the most unique way, and it creates some of our best memories with our nearest and dearest. What has become even more apparent over the last year is that it is a vital source of income for so many artists paving their way in the industry. Front Row is a tribute to the fans, to the artists and to everyone who makes live music happen and serves as a reminder that one day soon, it will make the most welcome return.
The lyrics speak for themselves, “And now we’re standing in the front row, everyone elbow to elbow” and “all the enemies are let go”, Daisy captures that feeling of standing next to strangers, or your best friends at a gig, or heading hand-in-hand to a festival stage for the final set of the night, as the sun goes down. The video is filled with nostalgic footage to bring those feeling to life, including some shared by Daisy’s own fans. The video is emotive as festival flags fly high in the air, hands wave and crowds jump up and down, it stirs up excitement and plenty of anticipation ahead of the long-awaited return of live music. Fans may even be able to spot festivals from Glastonbury to Boardmasters if they look closely.
Daisy Clark said, “I wrote Front Row before the pandemic, but I feel like it’s even more powerful now given we have all missed being together at live gigs this past year. It’s been incredibly hard taking this long away from the stage, away from my fans, and potential new fans as well. I know I speak for so many other musicians when I say how essential touring is to our livelihoods, it’s just a real added bonus that it’s an absolute joy to perform. It will mean more than I could have ever imagined to be able to see a live audience again. I can’t wait to sing along to this song with you all so soon!”
Whether in a field surrounded by tens of thousands of festivalgoers, or in the most intimate small venue setting, live music is a force that connects and brings us together. Row is a hopeful reminder, that these moments are coming back soon. With this in mind, this week Daisy is asking her fans, followers and anyone else who wants to get involved, to share the video, or their favourite live music and gig moments on social media using #FrontRow. Front
‘Front Row’ follows the release of ‘Make Me Trust You’ in February, and ‘Battle Scars’ in June 2020, both gaining hundreds of thousands of listens on streaming services. Daisy became an online phenomenon in 2016, having first caught the attention of fans when she released her mesmerising cover of ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’ on YouTube, rapidly garnering millions of views. No stranger to the live music scene, Daisy has performed festival slots at Boardmasters, Tunes In The Dunes, Hampton Court Palace Festival and Leopalooza, as well as performances at the Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
Daisy Clark’s ‘Front Row’ is out today, Thursday 29 April 2021 on all streaming services, listen here.