Daisy Chute possesses a voice of enchanting beauty, perfect for cinematic, dark-romantic storytelling. In ‘Secondhand Heart’, her words float above gently flowing keys, delicate finger-picked guitar and Midori Jaeger’s warm cello: “Suffocated by the past // A seed that never grew // My first will haunt me ’til my last // And overshadow you…Though it fit like a glove // This secondhand love // It tears us apart // It’s secondhand, secondhand // My secondhand heart.” The sense of inevitability, of doomed love, pervades both the music and Chute’s clever lyrics. The excellent Bartek Podkowa-directed video is like a movie, bringing the story to life. We see a couple meeting and coming to know one another but, by the end, there’s a sense of regret. The film required a 15-strong cast and crew, including Carmen Law and Emannuel Akinkuolie who take on the roles of the couple whose romance is set to unravel. ‘Secondhand Heart’ is the first part of a three-video series and is taken from her six-song EP, ‘Songs of Solace’, a concept piece that follows the beginning, middle and end of a relationship. The EP is out now, an engaging, emotional collection of songs enhanced by such artfully-directed and atmospheric videos.
Daisy Chute’s songwriting mentor, the legendary Sir Ray Davies, describes her as a, “…committed, professional and creative songwriter.” She has certainly captured attention with performances at Glastonbury, Black Deer, Summertyne and Edinburgh International Fringe, as well as on her well-received tours of the UK and USA. A sought-after player and songwriter, recent projects have seen her work feature on film soundtracks, video games and television series, such as David Attenborough’s ‘A Perfect Planet’. As lead vocalist of multi-platinum-selling All Angels, Chute achieved musical success at a young age. Now establishing herself as a highly-regarded solo artist, Chute writes songs that reflect her American and Scottish roots. The multi-instrumentalist crafts timeless songs that match her technical talent with their arrangements and soulful melodies. Be captivated. Be transported.