She’s only 17, but Daisy Mallory appears to have big country dreams.
I heard Daisy’s song DDon’t Grow Up Too Fast (If I Had a Little Sister) and thought it was worth sharing a few thoughts.
The first that catches me with this song is the melody (as is the case with most new songs I hear). It’s upbeat, catchy, and fun. It fits right in with the kind of music that usually gets played on radio. It’s got that upbeat feel that makes you tap your fingers on the steering wheel on the way to the office in the morning. And let’s face it – with all the time we spend in our cars each day that’s the kind of music we usually like to hear the most.
Beyond the melody there is a great sentiment in Don’t Grow Up Too Fast. I always looked to the teenagers singing songs over the years and thought about if they were actually singing about the things they’re experiencing at that time in their life. Taylor Swift is a good example of an artist I respect. She sings about what’s impacting her in life this very moment and that’s not something all songwriters are willing to do.
With Don’t Grow Up Too Fast from Daisy Mallory we have a girl singing about what she’d tell her little sister if she had one. I’m not typically the target audience for Daisy’s music, but I like this song. It made me think of my little brother. Growing up we were pretty good buddies and we still keep in touch some now that we’re both out of college and in our professional lives. I tried to give him some advice along the way, but for the most part all I could do was tell him to avoid the mistakes I made.
I haven’t lived the perfect life so far and all I can give for “wisdom” is the couple lessons I’ve learned from failing. In fact, I’m sure my little brother makes plenty of mistakes on his own and maybe that’s how it should be.
Now look at this. A 17 year old girl captured my attention with her music. Her voice is great too by the way.
What do you think of the song?
Don’t Grow Up Too Fast – Daisy Mallory