The Prime Original series, “Daisy Jones & The Six,” follows a music band’s journey from playing at small house parties to booking the biggest shows in the world and explains why they broke up at the height of their popularity. If there’s one thing the show gets right, it’s the original soundtrack. While the band is fictional and their album Aurora tops the charts in the series, the music is actually great, with memorable hooks and lyrics. Although everyone is entitled to their own favorite tracks, the following are my top 5 from the show, all sung by Riley Keough and Sam Claflin –
One – Let Me Down Easy
A duet by Riley Keough and Sam Claflin, “Let Me Down,” is one of the most interesting and fun-sounding songs in the show. It is interesting because it’s a bit of an in-between song; it’s neither a romantic number nor a break-up ditty. Instead, it’s more of a plea, asking someone you love to go easy on you if they are going to break your heart eventually… to not rip it apart. In the series, it’s also the first song that protagonists Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne compose together, and it’s one of the most joyous sequences.
Two – Two Against Three
This is calming wistful acoustic single by Daisy Jones, where she laments about the fleeting nature of young love. Since there’s just the guitar accompanying Riley Keough’s voice, it sounds a lot more personal and ruminative.
Three – Look At Us Now
Also referred to as “Honeycomb”, this is the song that makes “Daisy Jones & The Six” overnight sensations, it becomes their number one hit and woos fans everywhere. Its lyrics perfectly sum up a passionate but dysfunctional relationship. I think it should’ve been titled “We can make a good thing bad”!
“Did we unravel a long time ago?
Is there too much that we don’t want to know?
I wish it was easy, but it isn’t so
Oh, we could make a good thing bad
Oh, we could make a good thing bad“
Four – River
River” sounds like it was made in the 1970s and captures the mood of the rock-n-roll era really well. It’s one of the rarer tracks where the musical instruments, especially the guitar, are more overpowering than the vocals and lyrics. Many fans claim that the track bears the “Fleetwood Mac” stamp all over it. Considering that the iconic band was one of the biggest influences for the creators, it’s a great compliment.
Five – It was Always You
Another single by Daisy Jones, I was instantly enamored by this song when Riley Keough croons it for the first time for Billy in episode 9. Unfortunately, we don’t get a full version of the track on the series, but the brief glimpse was enough to make me want more.