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UK-Based Folk, Americana Singer-Songwriter Daisy Chute To Release New EP 'Maiden, Mother Crone’
Photo Credit: Oli Sones
Daisy Chute is a folk and Americana singer-songwriter, often spotted at festivals and arts venues across the UK and beyond. Following the release of acclaimed EPs Songs of Solace (2021) and Cradle Songs (2022), her next EP ‘Maiden, Mother Crone’ has a strong feminist theme and is releasing as singles during, and following ‘Women’s History Month’ in March/April.
Recorded at Grand Chapel Studios with an all-female band and producer, the EP covers personal themes of women’s safety, ageism, maternity, grief, inspiration and connection with our past and future selves, accompanied by full band, cello and violin. The first single ‘Women’ was released on March 9th, following International Women’s Day. ‘Women’ is a song about the safety of women walking home at night. It's about our victim-blaming culture and how we talk about violence against women.
Second single ‘Mother’ came out for Mother’s Day on March 19th, and celebrates our mothers but also mourns the relationships some people never fully experience with theirs.
Third single ‘Spirit of the Singers’ came out on April 7th, following the end of Women’s History Month and celebrating female singers and writers that have inspired its co-writers Daisy Chute and Hannah Brine. Performed live with Daisy on lead vocals and guitar, Hannah on backing vocals and Midori Jaeger on cello.
‘Spirit of the Singers references female artists we grew up listening to and from which we found inspiration – artists like Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joni Mitchell, Carole King and many more – sadly we couldn’t fit all of them in! It’s about how their music and voices echo through the next generations of singer-songwriters, paving the way for all of us. It’s about standing on the shoulders of these greats and trying to continue their legacy and hopefully inspiring the next generation too.’ says Daisy.
Maiden, Mother, Crone EP features an all-female team of musicians and producer including Michele Stodart (Magic Numbers) on bass, Emma Holbrook on drums, Midori Jaeger on cello, Elisabeth Flett on violin, Holly Carter on pedal steel and producer Anneliese Shaw on backing vocals and percussion. The EP artwork is made with Daisy’s talented artist mum Alice Beberman Chute.
Daisy’s previous projects have garnered support from her songwriting mentor Sir Ray Davies who describes her as a ‘committed, professional and creative songwriter’ and from music journalist Paul Sexton who counts her among his ‘top music tips’. Daisy’s music has featured on international radio and television including BBC Radio London, Scotland, Ulster, BBC 1/2/3, ITV, C4, Sky and across global Caffe Nero and Tesco playlists. Her songs have been recognized with recent awards including Fatea EP of 2022 for Songs of Solace, Take the Stage (Lowden Guitar), RootsTech (Kawai pianos), Coffee Music Project, International Songwriting Award and Drake Yolanda.