We think that we could have published this last Friday and said it was a cover of an obscure Lee Hazlewood or maybe Jimmy Webb song and most people would have accepted that. There’s certainly something off-kilter about this upbeat folksong. There’s a Seventies pop-optimism about it too that is quite infectious.
Dandelions, of course, aren’t the most beautiful or glamorous flower; in fact to some they’re a weed but for Jackie K that’s the whole point of the song: “This song was written during a Songstudio workshop in February of 2021, sitting in my basement on an online meeting app. Being ‘sick of winter,’ ‘sick of Covid,’ and ‘waiting for Spring’ was the general feeling. My co-writer Evelyn Saungikar and I knew the season was coming – sooner for her in Toronto, than me in Sask, and that we would even be excited about dandelions!”