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Geelong’s five-piece Beans have just released their new single, Dreaming Daisy, a garage-psych tune buzzing with distorted guitars and jangly synth keys. Dreaming Daisy will be the final single released ahead of their long-awaited third album Boots N Cats’, out March 15th

Rich with echoing vocals that intertwine seamlessly with the song’s gorgeously fuzzy guitar riffs, Dreaming Daisy creates a colourful yet lulling, dream-like soundscape beyond worthy of its title. Upon each verse, the song leans more towards a gentle 70s psych-pop style, bringing synthy keys and Blach’s soothing voice to centre-stage. When each chorus hits, however, it is the gritty yet warm guitar distortion that becomes the heart of the tune, tying together each layer of instrumental to an exceptionally grand and harmonious effect.

Thematically speaking, the track “is basically about being an airhead/alcoholism, and the way addiction can work, speaking on differential sides,” according to frontman Matt Blach. “It’s about people wanting to live their life to prove right to others or their parents rather than themselves.” It is, at its core, a song for “the devil on ya shoulder.”

Mixed and mastered by John Lee (The Murlocs, Sunfruits, Mod Con, The Stroppies), the track tells of a character named Daisy, “who is feeling like she is lost and worried, and is digging herself a deeper hole or situation.” Daisy seems to float — characteristic of the song’s sonic qualities as well as its protagonist’s nature — unable to tether herself to anything she really believes in. She turns, subsequently, to anything she can find for release and comfort. The song is written, according to Blach, “to be received from various points of view or perceptions,” hence; “Her father seems to worry / When she comes to she’s sorry.”

Dreaming Daisy arrives accompanied by a suitably whimsical yet haunting music video, featuring two figures (Matt Blach and Kelli Blackmore) in traditional mime costume, frolicking, dancing about, and generally causing a little chaos. Shot in black & white, the clip makes for a striking visual attached to a similarly remarkable track, amplifying and perfectly complementing everything that the song itself brings to the table. 

“The clip is really aiming to converse a sense of horror & humour. [We were] wanting to tip a hat to A Clockwork Orange and The Joker. It’s intending to capture that the characters are a part of consciousness but chaos and destruction all at once… The clip was filmed/planned and produced by Willem Kingma and Kelli Blackmore. Kelli Blackmore playing the perfect ‘Daisy’ for its entirety. Makeup by our dear friend Nadine Muller, nailed it. Thanks to everyone involved, hope you enjoy the visual and audio!”  BEANS

With this final single set to be closely followed by the aforementioned full-length album ‘Boots N Cats’ on March 15th via Fuzz Club Records, Beans are all set for quite an exciting 2024 ahead. Dreaming Daisy is available on Tuesday February 20th.



Album art by: Millar Wileman
Photo by: Danysha Harriott

Thanks To Beehive PR

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