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Do I get noticed more if I don’t come or if I leave by surprise, without notifying anyone?. Nanni Moretti would probably have liked the choice of Daisy Jones & The Six, the band at the center of the homonymous series, which decides to melt overnight like snow in the sun without giving explanations. Only the night before these guys hit their peak with a sold-out concert at Soldier Field in Chicago, they could capitalize on the fact that they are the biggest rock group in the golden years of the genre and instead in 1977 they decide to close it there, without even a statement to the fans. Years later everyone still wonders what the reasons for that decision were but are we sure we really want to know them?
The story of a band on the verge of a nervous breakdown
The new show that will arrive on Amazon Prime Video (also visible on Sky Q and through the app on the Now Smart Stick) starting March 3 comes from a successful bestseller, which has the same name as the series (and the band it tells about ). The novel of Taylor Jenkins Reid used a choral structure to give voice to all the protagonists of the story, reconstructing the rise and fall of a great rock band of the seventies as if they really existed. The miniseries that is inspired by this work adopts, as can already be seen from the trailer, a particular solution to reconstruct that almost intimate relationship that was built with the characters in Jenkins Reid’s pages: each episode is constructed like a piece of a fake documentary (a mockumentary) which, however, appears absolutely credible, at least judging by these first images. Daisy Jones & The Six is an invented musical project and yet, also thanks to the great knowledge of that world demonstrated by the author of the novel, it almost seems to be faced with a true story. The band remembers, even for some negative aspects, truly legendary ensembles. Impossible not to think already just watching the trailer of the series and reading the synopsis to groups like i Fleetwood Macwho just in 1977 brought out their masterpiece Rumors in a climate of great tension between the members of the band. On the other hand, it is no coincidence that Taylor Jenkins Reid herself included Fleetwood in a playlist, released at the same time as the book, which included other big names such as Rolling Stones, the Kinks, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The soul of Daisy Jones & The Six is formed, as often happens in these cases, by two very different personalities: on the one hand the sophisticated bourgeois Daisy Jones (played by Elvis’ niece Riley Keough) on the other the problematic Billy Dunne (Sam Clafin), grew up in a difficult context without a father. The two find it easier to understand each other on stage than in life but the contrasts will soon lead to the inevitable epilogue.
A series to be seen (and heard)
In the trailer, the general tone is also suggested by the song that serves as the soundtrack to the clip: Regret Me is a song written specifically for the series and will be part of Auroraan 11-track album by Daisy Jones & The Six, which was announced on the same day of the release of the trailer by the same author of the novel which inspired the show: ““Finally we have Aurora”, wrote a thrilled Jenkins Reid on social: “It is a stunning, nostalgic and timeless album that captures the drama, pathos and longing within the band. It is their zenith and their nadir, all wrapped up in eleven pieces. A snapshot of time, intoxicating and dangerous. That delicious moment you know can’t last… Daisy Jones and The Six are real. And they are better than I ever could have imagined in my wildest dreams.” He appeared equally enthusiastic Blake Mills, Grammy-winning songwriter and producer who got his hands on the album: “Creating the Music Library for Daisy Jones and the Six It was an experience I will never forget,” Mills said in a statement. “I am grateful that, among other things, this project has given me the opportunity to collaborate with so many of my colleagues and some of my heroes as well.” . Mills refers to names like Jackson Browne who, together with younger artists such as Phoebe Bridgers or Marcus Manford of Mumford & Sons, participated in the writing of the songs that we will hear both on record and obviously in the soundtrack of the series. Now we are really ready to know everything about the history of Daisy Jones and the Six. It just needs to be understood, as the protagonist of the trailer says, how much “everything” we really want to know.