If I ever find Daughter‘s Elena, Igor or Remi walking around the streets of London, I’m going to hug them and thank them for this track. This new video for ‘Youth’, taken from their debut album ‘If You Leave’, is simple and effective, although I still think that the lyrics are spotlight-stealing in this case. Elena’s voice softly and surreptitiously shoots bullets like “if you’re in love, then you are the lucky one… ’cause most of us are bitter over someone”, and the verses are coloured in nuances of nostalgia, regret, accusation, anger and love – in my view, a perfect blend to illustrate the title. Watch and listen closely and carefully to what could be one of the anthems of a very specific generation.
Whilst everyone is talking about Daft Punk’s new track ‘Get Lucky’, what’s really catching my attention right now is Daughter‘s cover, recorded for Huw Stephens on the BBC Radio One Live Lounge. It truly is a great take on the original, exploring a more melancholic side of it. Daft Punk’s track is perfect for driving and dancing like it’s the 70s, but the London trio’s version wins when I’m in a more introspective setting. Funny how two approaches to the same thing can make you feel so differently…
For those going to festivals in Europe, Daughter will play at Primavera Sound (Barcelona) and Field Day (London) this month, as well as a number of other countries in June and July.