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Video Premiere: Daisy Briggs – 'i don't hate u (my mom thinks ur trash)'

February 1, 2023 12:00 pm GMT
Last Edited March 1, 2023 12:12 pm GMT

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Daisy Briggs' new single is a breezy tongue-in-cheek country kiss off to every wrong’un she's ever dated.

It sounds like all the best bits of Miranda Lambert’s ‘It All Comes Out in the Wash’ mixed in with the pop sassiness of Megan Moroney’s ‘I’m Not Pretty’ and SK8-era Avril Lavigne at her eye-rolling best.

"’It’s a light hearted song I wrote about a guy I liked that my mom was not a fan of,” explains Briggs, “and she wasn't afraid to tell me. I won't share his nickname, but let's just say ‘trash’ has something to do with it. It originally started as sort of a chant among my friends, my band and my inner circle about my poor taste in guys, but I started to realize that it resonated with a lot of people, especially on TikTok; more and more mothers and their daughters - and even some dads.”

Trash Bag? Trash Potato? Trashton Kutcher? What can his nickname be?!

The hilarious video for the song was directed, produced and shot by David Bradley. Briggs raids the dressing up box for a parade of different personalities from country singer to skater girl to bookworm and glamour girl.

“The music video is unlike any I've ever made,” she says. “It’s playful, and just meant to make people smile.”

It definitely did that! It was a gust of fresh air blasting through our musty Holler offices that blew all the BZ Trucker caps off our heads. It was as if all the windows had suddenly swung open and the Pendleton wool stadium cloth plaid jackets and stinky old Zach Bryan T-shirts had been well and truly Febrezed. The whole place suddenly felt full of the joys of spring.

So what better way to celebrate the first day of spring (that’s the meteorological one – don’t @ me) than with a song that makes you want to jump and dance and laugh your cares away.

The video is premiering exclusively on Holler below.

Born and raised in the small East Coast town of Newport, Rhode Island, Daisy grew up surrounded by a menagerie of rescued pets and farm animals: 14 dogs, 14 cats, a pig, a goat, a pony, donkeys, rabbits, chickens and even a peacock.

“Though we weren’t down South, it felt like living on a farm in a country song,” she jokes. She started writing songs in middle school, inspired by the mix of country and pop her parents played in the car, and soon asked her mom for a guitar so she could learn to play her own music.

Her earliest influences ranged from Clint Black, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Gretchen Wilson and whatever she heard on classic country radio to Top 40 pop hits from the 70s and 80s. Ultimately it was Taylor Swift’s early work that inspired Daisy to write her first song in the school parking lot. When she was 14 years old, she convinced her mom to take her to Nashville to play an out-of-town Open Mic Night at the city’s iconic Bluebird Cafe.

She eventually moved to Nashville when she was 18 and enrolled in Belmont University, falling more in love with the city and local music scene every day.

“I never want to live anywhere else,” she says. “Most days I get in the car, put on music, and just drive around Nashville listening to music. It clears my mind and changes my mood. I want other people to get in their cars and drive around singing along to my words. I want my music to help them process their own worlds.”

‘I don’t hate u (my mom thinks ur trash)’ will be released digitally on March 3. Click here to presave.

Written by Jof Owen
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