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Riley Keough and Sam Claflin in Daisy Jones and the Six
Riley Keough and Sam Claflin in Daisy Jones and the Six
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Daisy Jones and The Six: Aurora Album Review

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at SJSU chapter.

The Prime Video adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s best-selling novel, “Daisy Jones and The Six”, brings the fictional story of a 70’s rock band to life through the power of music and film. 

“Daisy Jones and The Six” showcases the journey of seven talented band members on their rise to stardom and eventual fall of fame. The complex characters express their conflicting feelings of love and temptation in their rock ‘n’ roll lives through their beautifully crafted songs. 

Luckily for us, the music we love from the show exists in a real-life album! The cast of the show worked as a true band to record, produce, and release all of their songs for us to enjoy outside of the wonderful world of “Daisy Jones and The Six.”

So with that; here is a review of Aurora. 


The first song on the album perfectly captures the vibe and sound of the band. It’s an upbeat and feel-good song with lighthearted catchy lyrics that tie in the feeling of connecting with someone who brings light into your life. “Aurora, you’re my morning sun. I kind of think I wanna make it last forever”. It’s romantically crafted to perfection. 

Let Me Down Easy

This song represents the feelings of reaching a riff in a relationship and just waiting for the break up to happen. The lyrics “If you’re gonna let me down, let me down easy” carry along beautifully with the chorus and melody of the song. “Let Me Down Easy” has an earthy and warm feel with an uptown beat. 

Kill You To Try

In this piece, the lyrics seem to be a conversation between the two lead singers, Billy Dunne and Daisy Jones. Daisy asks Billy to do more to save their relationship but Billy can’t seem to grasp what she is asking. “You got no damn right to be so heartbroken. Boy I would kill you to try” versus “What is it I must do? Let me come, let me come home to you”, shows the disconnect between the two characters in this stage of their story. It’s a classic track with the guitar struts heard throughout the song. 

Two Against Three

This beautiful song is different from those before it, as it is an acoustic piece with only Daisy singing. The sensitive lyrics show Daisy asking Billy to make a choice in whether he is going to love her or not. “It seems you have a choice to make. The shell is white and yours to break. Either way it’s just as well. All I need’s a promise I can keep to myself”, showing the sensitive feelings behind the song. A poetic natural that reveals a side of Daisy we have not seen prior.

Look At Us Now (Honeycomb)

This song is the heart of the album. Plain and simple. It equally showcases the voices of both singers as well as the rest of the band. We can clearly hear all the instruments and collective work that went into making this masterpiece which just proves how talented they all are. The prominent lyrics, “ Oh how did we get here? How do we get out? We used to be something to see. Oh baby look at us now”, explain the complexity between a lost relationship and the love that is no longer there. The tempo of the song is constantly changing giving a chaotic yet controlled freeness to it. It has a fun spirit!

Regret Me

One of my personal favorites, ‘Regret Me’, perfectly showcases the fiery passion of the love/hate dynamic between Daisy and Billy. It’s got an edgy upbeat feel to it with the outstanding lyrics that the pair take turns singing, “Go ahead and regret me, but I’m beating you to it dude.”. The song speaks volumes to their competitive spirit and invisible heartstrings. Further, “You regret me and I’ll regret you, you couldn’t handle your liquor and you can’t seem to handle the truth. I’m a slippage in the system and I’m perfectly ready to strike. So go ahead and regret me but I’m not easing up on this mic”.

You Were Gone

A peaceful and slowed-down necessary rendition of the album that once again, beautifully represents both the lead singers and the rest of the band. The song has very relaxing chords that could instantly relieve one’s tensions or stresses. It is so 70s groovy with the melodies and wonderful lyrics of, “ When I needed you, you were gone” taking over the essence of it. 

More Fun to Miss

One of the more edgier and punk rock pieces of the album that is another one of my favorites. It opens with the raw vocals of Daisy singing lyrics that Billy wrote specifically about her. We hear a bit of the band in the backing vocals which just ties the song together as he intended. “More fun to miss, than to be with” takes an interesting feel with its repeated statement throughout the song. 


Billy’s personal ballad explains the pain of fighting his temptations within the rock and roll life such as infidelity, drugs, and alcohol. The lyrics, “Please I’m down on my knees I have a family. Please it’s an awful disease and it’s getting me” show how guilty Billy is feeling towards hurting his family, however he turns around towards the end of the song as says, “Oh, at least meet me under the table for a little kiss. Oh, and please, know that I’m better than this”. 

The River

The most addicting and soul-spirited song on the album. It is about the risk of love, the fear of rejection, and trusting in your gut. It’s accompanied by a fun melody of chimes, guitar, drums, keyboard, etc. that make it a cultivating experience. The lyric, “ If I follow you to the river” is repeated throughout the songs which leads to it holding a deeper metaphoric meaning than the audience might intend for it. 

No Words

The final song on the album had to be a slow, romantic, and painful duet between the two tragic love birds. They say, “There ain’t no words for the song that I’m trying to play”, just encapsulating the truth behind their epic story. 

Daisy Jones and The Six has truly left a mark on me, as it did for many other fans of both the novel and the T.V adaptation. Huge shout out to Riley Keough and Sam Claflin for transferring the heart of the book to the screen for everyone to enjoy. And lastly, Taylor Jenkins Reid, you are a genius. Thank you for the art you have shared and the community you have created. 

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Muimina Abdella is a fourth year sociology major at San Jose State University with a passion for writing. Amongst many, her article niches include relationships, entertainment, and lifestyle. When she is not writing, you can probably find her at your nearest concert or coffee shop!