Here are some recent press articles about Daisy's music!
"Hicks has got enough talent to hold her own against some of the biggest names in the game right now, and if she continues to make music that can evolve and progress, it won’t be long before she’s influencing an entire new era of jazz"
“The amazing thing about songwriters like Hicks is that they can make their home almost anywhere that they wish, because good composing allows for artists to transcend scenes, genres and eras all the same. Daisy Hicks may just be the queen of summer 2018.”
“2018 has seen a lot of really great releases so far, and among them I’ve been able to listen to and review a handful of decent ones, a few good ones, and maybe one or two really great ones. Not only is “Upside” (from Daisy Hicks) the first really well designed extended play I’ve heard this year, but it’s the first jazz record I’ve really felt comfortable endorsing. I listen to a little bit of everything, but I do consider myself a bit of a snob when it comes to jazz music. Instead of pacifying my thirst for odd time signatures and dexterous, thought-out harmonies with jagged beats and falsetto singing that owes more to indie folk rock than bop, Daisy dishes out a completely different style of smooth jazz that is ego-free and non-synthesized to boot. Is this the singer/songwriter that the genre has been looking for to lead it into the next decade?”
“For the last half of the decade, it’s felt like Americana pop was getting increasingly more insular, to the point where listening to the radio could sometimes feel suffocating. Daisy Hicks is changing that for the better.”
“Artists can no longer afford to be one dimensional. It’s not enough to just be a good singer or a virtuosic guitar player. You’ve got to be able to break through every wall, audible and visible, and you’ve got to be creative in finding a way to do it that no one else has ever tried before. For some, the challenge is impossible. For others, like Daisy Hicks, it’s like second nature.”
“Some critics might want to liken Daisy to Norah Jones, and I don’t necessarily know if I could agree with them. It’s that unlike Jones, there’s a uniquely out of the box vibe that Hicks brings to the table when she weaves the tapestry of her lyrics into the colorful tones of her music. Her style is steeped in an uninhibited and indie-inspired rebellion that is more akin to the conceptual theory set forth by the Duke or Miles than Norah Jones’ style ever was.”
“Inside the smoothest of rhythms is a million tiny synchronized parts working together to generate music that challenges our instinct’s grasp of harmony and provokes us to dig deeper into these melodies that formulate such a strong reaction within our soul. Occasionally we get the opportunity to hear an artist that makes these micro-explosions all the more accessible for us appreciate as fans of the fine arts, and in Daisy Hicks, we have a true steward of the tried and true ways of jazz’s old school. Not only does her new song “Upside” live up to its title in giving us a glimpse into the softer, more optimistically positive side of jazz’s sometimes jarring landscape, but it leaves a strong enough impression to garner new, youthful attention to a genre that a lot of the major labels have abandoned in recent years."
“No one else in her class of artists has the chance of appealing to such a vastly wide range of fans of any number of tastes or backgrounds. If you haven’t already heard her music, do yourself a favor and seek out her brilliant work wherever you can find it. Daisy Hicks is a generation artist, and she deserves our deepest respect.”
“I Choose You and Upside represent a very big moment in Daisy Hicks’ recording career and the first pair of major crossover jazz hits for any international artist in well over a decade and in my opinion have elevated Hicks into the big leagues with zeal.”