Killer Daisies
22. July 2021 By Walter Price 0


Young Winona – Killer Daisies is available at Bandcamp, Apple Music, Spotify.

Killer Daisies

by Walter Price

I was pleased as punch that I’m not the only one who hears a bit of Ween blended into the fabric of LA-based, New Zealand natives, Young Winona’s recent single “Killer Daisies”. A line in their press release rightfully makes the comparison, “A musical sleight of hand a la “Maxwells Silver Hammer” mixed with the irreverence of Ween.”

A catchy, if not a bit contradictory, alt-rock gem that finds the songwriter trying to navigate the murky waters of seclusion and the need to over-correct. It’s certainly a sing-a-long number that fully embraces the darker side of human frailties. And the song’s music video, crafted by the band’s very own Cassie Gaffaney, is a gluttony-filled color fest. It’s a bit jarring as it looks at what ‘control’ really means.

I see you in a dream
You never fail to come
I’m starting to believe
In this reality
I’m walking through a field full of flowers
That are turning into teeth that want to eat me
I’m running from a sea… of KILLER DAISIES


SCENE: The rock n roll vocalist sits foremost in the shot. A forced smile as the songwriter is being force-fed a smorgasbord of what have yous. Conjuring a sense of loss of, again, control. A certain frenzy that is all too familiar and heightened these days.

You can stream the shadowy poet “Killer Daisies” and see its film, now at the GTC.

YOUNG WINONA Killer Daisies

Photo via Bandcamp // Quote courtesy of Poor Man Records

Music written by Cassie Gaffaney, Geoff Maddock, and Nick Gaffaney
Lyrics written by Cassie Gaffaney
Performed by Young Winona

Recorded at 64 Sound, Highland Park CA
Engineered by James Clarke Jr
Mixed by Benjamin Knapp
Mastered by Dylan Dresdow

Video Director/Editor/Producer – Cassie Gaffaney
Creative Director/Producer – Nick Gaffaney
DOP/Lighting/Producer – Benjamin Knapp

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“Killer Daisies’ is about feeling isolated, It’s those ugly feelings of insecurity and desperation that we mask by overcompensating.” – Cassie Gaffaney

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