Review: "Daisy" - Lockyer Boys
Lockyer Boys answers the ages-old question of whether it’s better to have loved and lost or never loved at all with allegiance to the latter in their newest single “Daisy,” which explores the regret that often accompanies fresh heartbreak. In lines such as “wish I knew you’d break my heart…wish I knew it from the start” and “you were my daisy, a weed in my thoughts,” the pop duo expertly portrays the dual mindedness that heartbreak often brings wherein you were so invested in a person that a part of you still loves them, but that lingering emotion just heightens the pain.
The melody is catchy, upbeat, and fun, providing refreshing contrast to the melancholy subject matter while adding depth to the song. Will Lockyer, one member of the duo, explained that daisies are a symbol of innocence but also a weed and thus represent “the dichotomy of love”–that it “can make you happy but also drive you insane.” The song’s composition represents the happiness and love within the relationship while the lyrics focus on the heartache following its end. Throughout the song the artists wonder aloud if the good parts were worth the bad in lines such as “maybe these feelings are just better dead,” and “you drive me crazy, why can’t you just stop,” further showing the depth of hurt that the separation caused. Overall “Daisy” is artfully produced and written, probing the depths of heartache with nuance while retaining the blissful memories of what once was.
Will and Charlie Lockyer–known artistically as the Lockyer Boys–are brothers who were born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario. They began as a cover band playing everywhere from Toronto to Thunder Bay to Seattle, quickly gaining popularity for their wide variety of musical talent and stage presence. Since then they’ve taken progressively larger steps to further their career, such as playing alongside artists such as JUNO award winner Eagle and Hawk, Chase the Bear, and Coney Hatch. Currently they’re working on a pop debut album, which features their own exclusive songwriting as well as co-written numbers with Shawn Hook, Scott Helman, Jeff Dawson, Daniel Powter, Alan Poettcker, and Akylla. Though their accomplishments so far are impressive, it’s abundantly clear that they’re only at the beginning of a storied career and the best is yet to come.
Written By Adelae Norwood
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