- Jill Setek
Daisy Jones & The Six "Aurora" - Review
Updated: Apr 27
A legendary album from a band that doesn’t exist. The first fictional band to have an album reach the number one spot on iTunes, best-selling book turned hit tv show Daisy Jones & The Six produced the classic 70’s-esque rock album that 2023 needed, Aurora. A loose interpretation but eerie resemblance to the complicated evolution of the beloved group Fleetwood Mac and their iconic Rumours era.
Aurora mirrors Rumours in all the best ways. The ethereal aura combined with folk and roots rock influence and the tension-building lyrics all pull inspiration from arguably one of the greatest rock albums ever produced. With contributions from Marcus Mumford, Phoebe Bridgers, Jackson Browne and many more well-respected artists, Aurora perfectly encapsulates the powerful experience Rumors created in 1977.
Dynamic yet light, Let Me Down transports you back to the 70s and bears a subtle resemblance to the classic Fleetwood Mac tracks like Dreams and Rhiannon. You can almost picture Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham staring daggers at each other, attacking each other with their words through this passionate song.
Look at Us Now (Honeycomb) was written by lead vocalist Billy Dunne (Sam Clafin), trying to win back his wife after falling down the traditional rockstar spiral – drugs, alcohol, and women. This passionate, country-rock inspired jam even samples from the iconic guitar riff featured on The Chain. The dueling vocals on this track harmonize beautifully together.
The epitome of Aurora – The River portrays all of the tension and angst slowly building between the tangled love web of all the characters in the show. Daisy Jones (Riley Keough) absolutely shines here, channeling her best Stevie Nicks on this track. Reminiscent of a more modern Fleetwood Mac jam like Peacekeeper, and maybe even a little Linda Ronstadt, this song absolutely needs to be added to your rotation.
I’m crossing my fingers that somehow, someway there can be an encore album in the future. If you haven’t already, give the incredible novel a read or the show a watch on Amazon Prime. You won’t regret it.