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Daisy Briggs Says “I Don’t Hate U (My Mom Thinks You’re Trash)”

Daisy Briggs is a country-pop singer-songwriter with a natural ability to communicate stories relatable and entertainingly. Her music reflects the struggles of navigating life's complex emotions, particularly the messy negotiation in living rooms across America between mothers and daughters regarding finding an appealing boyfriend.

Briggs' talent for storytelling is evident in her catchy and memorable melodies that stick with listeners long after they've finished listening. She sings with an instantly appealing voice that easily captures the nuances of her lyrics. This comes as no surprise as Briggs' background includes singing in church choirs and school musicals, honing her natural talent for music from a young age.

"I Don't Hate U (My Mom Thinks You're Trash)" is a perfect example of Briggs' talent for storytelling. The song draws from her personal experience, where she humorously portrays a young protagonist trying to balance her family obligations with her heart's desires. The song is witty, charming, and relatable, reflecting many young people's struggles when navigating the complexities of young romance.

The music video for "I Don't Hate U (My Mom Thinks You're Trash)" is a delightful and playful take on the struggles of young love. Directed by David Bradley, the video perfectly complements the song's retro vibe and themes of teenage rebellion. The video is set in a nostalgic atmosphere, filled with vibrant colours and a vintage filter that transports viewers to a bygone era.

The video features several male prospects, each displaying qualities that a mother would hate, making the protagonist's choice of a boyfriend even more appealing. The boys are portrayed as troublemakers, jocks, and bad boys. This playful take on young love perfectly captures the youth's excitement and free spirit and the struggles of navigating the judgement of disapproving family.

The vibrant colours used in the video are pleasing to the eye and perfectly capture the playful mood of the song. The pastel hues and costumes are reminiscent of a more stylish era, adding to the video's throwback feel. The video's upbeat mood is also evident in Daisy Briggs' various outfits, which touch a wide range keeping you engaged on what she might do next, further emphasizing the song's theme of wanting change and being free to express one's heart's desires.

The video for "I Don't Hate U (My Mom Thinks You're Trash)" is a visual treat that perfectly complements the song's bright nature. The use of super colours mixed with the vintage faded Kodak look perfectly captures the nostalgia and freedom of a time long lost to todays technological world.

Daisy Briggs' various characters are a joy to watch, and her natural charisma shines through in each of her performances. The video is a must-watch for fans of the country-pop genre and a perfect example of how a music video can perfectly complement a great song.

Welcome to BuzzMusic, Daisy Briggs. Round of applause to getting the guy you want on "I Don't Hate U (My Mom Thinks You're Trash)” speaks to the complex and often conflicting emotions that arise when navigating a romantic relationship while trying to please one's family. How have your experiences influenced your ability to capture these feelings in your music?

My music comes solely from personal experience, and this song, in particular, came from a nickname my mom had for a guy I disliked that she did not think was suitable for me. I try to be very specific in my writing because it helps me through those scenarios and discovers that other people can relate.

The music video for "I Don't Hate U" features several outfits and personas for you to embody. How did you approach creating these distinct characters, and what do they represent in the context of the song?

The music video was really fun to shoot. I styled myself, and the different girls represented different facets of my personality. I guess, in some way, it may be the desire that we sometimes have to change ourselves for the person we’re with or when we’re young, and we have a crush on someone that maybe our parents think is unsavoury. We don’t care what anyone thinks; we will do whatever it takes to get that person to like us or pay attention to us. This is not the healthiest mindset, but the music video should be lighthearted and goofy.

"I Don't Hate U" incorporates country and pop music elements, creating a unique sound that's all your own. What drew you to this style of music, and how do you think it helps you tell stories more effectively?

I’ve always loved country music since I was little. My dad played it for me in his truck, and I love the storytelling of country music. It’s clever and honest, and real.

Many lyrics in "I Don't Hate U" are playful and lighthearted, despite dealing with some weighty themes. Can you speak to the importance of using humour and levity to convey serious ideas in your music?

I love a serious song like "The House that Built Me," but I also like the cleverness and humour you could have in country music. So I think sometimes it’s important not to take

yourself too seriously, this song, for example.

“I Don't Hate U" is a song many people can relate to, as it touches on the universal experience of balancing personal desires with familial obligations. How do you hope listeners will connect with the song, and what message do you hope to impart through its lyrics?

I hope that listeners will connect with the song, and even if they don’t, I hope they think it’s a good time and fun to sing along to. I have had moms, daughters and dads come up to me and say that they can relate to this song and laugh about Little arguments they’ve gotten into with their kids about not favouring their partner or crush.


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