Album Review: “Aurora” by Daisy Jones & The Six


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“Aurora” by Daisy Jones & The Six was released on March 1, 2023.

Yesenia De La Torre, Staff Writer

“Aurora” by Daisy Jones & The Six was released on March 1st, 2023. This album works as a soundtrack for Amazon Prime’s streaming miniseries, “Daisy Jones & The Six” as well as a studio album created by the fictional band. The series’ first episode was released on March 3, 2023.

The fictional band consists of: Riley Keough as Daisy Jones, Sam Claflin as Billy Dunne, Suki Waterhouse as Karen Sirko, Will Harrison as Graham Dunne, Sebastian Chacon as Warren Rhodes and Josh Whitehouse as Eddie Roundtree. 


Right off the bat, this song sounds like the beginning of a summer adventure. The harmonies between Claflin and Keough’s characters fit very well together. It has a simple beat that listeners can follow and pretend they’re playing an air guitar if they choose to. The bridge and ending of the song takes a spiral turn that somewhat seems out of place for me but overall this song is quite good.

“Let Me Down Easy”

A catchy song with a marching rhythm. Waterhouse’s character is great at what she does playing the keyboard along with the guitar. Everything that was a part of this song made the song stand out. I truly loved this song from a start.

“Kill You To Try”

The beginning drum beat reminds me of an 80’s pop song. Then it changes to this bouncy song with a hollow bass sound. The group vocals in the second pre-chorus sounds like a small soul-choir. At the timestamp of 2:52, a wild xylophone appears out of nowhere which is a pretty good element to add, it fits well with the rest of the song. From there, everything seems blissful.

“Two Against Three”

I will say this now, Keough’s voice somewhat reminds me of the late Dolores O’Riordan. She was the lead singer of the rock band The Cranberries. I think it’s just the delivery and the way Riley carries her voice that reminds me of the late singer. 

This is a song featuring a simple guitar and keyboard, no other instruments. It sounds like a bittersweet song. 

“Look At Us Now (Honeycomb)”

The song reminds me of “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac. Fun fact, “Daisy Jones & The Six” was inspired by Fleetwood Mac. As Keough’s character says in the show, “This is a love song.” 

The beginning of the song starts off slow but once you hit the second pre-chorus it starts building up in the best way possible. You can slowly hear the electric guitar gradually build up to its solo giving the song its true “The Chain” moment. Another one of my favorites off this album. 

“Regret Me”

There’s something about this song that doesn’t click with me. It sounds more of a country rock song to me. I’ve never listened to country rock so I may be completely wrong. Unfortunately, I’m not a big fan of this song but maybe it’ll grow on me later on.

“You Were Gone”

I like this song’s instrumental element, the bass guitar is a notable part of this song. You can casually sway to this song which is nice. The vocals throughout the song brings it all together. 

“More Fun To Miss”

Right off the bat, the guitar is delivering a crisp deep tone that made me think it was bass for a quick second. Keough’s vocals throughout the song really sets the tone for the song. 


Claflin’s solo song. There’s a piano that continuously pounds throughout the song that reminds me of someone lost in their thoughts. In this case Claflin’s character is pleading for different things in this song. 

“The River”

My absolute favorite song off this album. Everything about this song is perfect. From the instruments to the vocals. The background vocals delivered by Waterhouse amplifies Keough’s vocals. The harmonies have my whole heart. The chorus is my favorite part of the song especially towards the end when Keough sings, “I’m an echo in your shadow and your shadows, they run so deep. In the river, your reflection is a promise you couldn’t keep.”  She somewhat gives it her all, like she lost something. When she repeats “I know” she’s accepting what she lost. That’s just the way I see it.

“No Words”

It sounds like the band was in a circle and just performing the song all together for the first time. The song seems to hold sorrow in some way, I’m not sure how else to describe it.

Final Thoughts

Unfortunately I don’t think there will be any more music coming for the Daisy Jones & The Six band but there are rumors that there may be a tour coming? I’ve seen Tik Toks where the cast has been rehearsing but it is just speculation. Nothing has been confirmed….yet.  I hope they can do a mini tour. I would definitely try to see them live, especially for “The River” and “Look At Us Now.”