‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ Story-level
daisy jones and the six, based on the best-selling novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, is now streaming on Prime Video. The book takes the form of an oral history of a rock band in the 1970s, and the series adopts a similar mockumentary style as it follows Daisy (Riley Keough), Billy (Sam Claflin), Camila (Camila Morrone), Karen (Suki Waterhouse), Graham (Will Harrison), Warren (Sebastian Rojas) and Eddie (Josh Whitehouse) through years of interference, infighting and romantic entanglements – not to mention a triumphant rise to rock ‘n’ roll stardom. ‘roll.
For that kind of rise to be believable, it’s not just the songs on daisy jones and the six they really needed to break out, but the cast had to have genuine charisma and chemistry together on stage, and lead singer Daisy Jones needed some genuine rock star voices.
Actress Riley Keough, formerly known for her performances in lucky logan and A24 Zola, She has a real-life music industry pedigree: she is the granddaughter of the King of Rock’n’Roll himself, Elvis Presley, and the daughter of the late musician Lisa Marie Presley. However, when she tried to audition for the role of Daisy, Keough admits to exaggerating the truth regarding her own musical talents.
“I think I passed out in that meeting. I really don’t remember what happened,” Keough said during a recent press event for the series. “And then I auditioned like everyone else, and I lied to them and told them I could sing.”
Is Riley Keough really singing in daisy jones and the six?
As it turns out, Keough wasn’t lying as much as he thought when he claimed he could sing at his audition — that’s how he sings on the show. Although getting to that point was a process.
After submitting a tape of herself singing a Fleetwood Mac song (on which Daisy Jones & The Six are loosely based), Keough was told by the producers that she needed to learn how to “belt-run” a song.
“I was like, what does that mean?” she said vanity fair. “I didn’t even know how you get to be able to sing loud. I went to a vocal coach and said, they need me to play the belt.”
Part of her singing education consisted of yellowing her own rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Shallow” from A star has been born in your car “It sounded so bad that I started crying,” she said. “I was like, I can’t do it, and when I can’t do something, it ignites a fire in me to do it. I was like, I have to do it I’m going to go to this vocal coach, and he’s going to teach me how to belt, whatever I have to do to get this done. He really he became pushing myself to do things that he had never done before.”
Philip Ellis is a UK freelance writer and journalist covering pop culture, relationships and LGBTQ+ issues. His work has been featured in GQ, Teen Vogue, Man Repeller, and MTV.