The Discernable Interviews

Culture Series Episode 2: Daisy Spratt (Lawyer and Singer/Songwriter) on Authenticity, Mental Health and Creativity

1 Hour 26 Minutes

Daisy Spratt was born in Queensland, Australia, but raised in the south and mid-west of the United States. Her draw to music started at a young age with artists like Shania Twain and Kenney Chesney, and even Aussie bands like INXS. By 18, she was gigging in local pubs and cafes along the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria and competing in national competitions.

In 2016, Daisy released her debut single “Love Like That” which reached the top 10 on the iTunes Country charts. She went on to release a 7-song EP, which featured her fun single “Soda Pop”. In 2019, she wrote and recorded in Nashville, where she released her single “Think Again Boy”.

Following the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020, Daisy pivoted from country music to indie pop, with her hit single “Thinkin’ Bout You”, which was, and still is, raising awareness about mental health. Her new single (written with Rob Amoruso and Alice Blake) releases on March 19th 2021.

2:00 A lawyer and a professional musician
4:04 Figuring out what you want in life
8:55 Switching between analytical and creative
11:00 A sample of Daisy’s music
14:04 Taking care of your mental health
15:05 Do creatives need pain and/or drugs to be creative?
16:55 How to come up with a song (live demo)
23:51 Raw talent vs a shiny brand
27:50 What is brand?
31:32 Being raw and authentic – showing the messy and ugly parts of life
35:00 Daisy hates showering
40:10 Attitudes of younger generations
45:55 The ethics of a COVID-19 world
50:11 Political pressure in the creative industry
52:57 Not selling out to popularity
53:40 Cultural impact of music
56:10 Social enterprise café – training and supporting young people
1:00:00 Looking back on your life at 25
1:02:26 Trapped by fame
1:06:05 The electrification of aviation and robotic vacuum cleaners
1:08:38 Podcasts
1:11:22 The future will be blurry
1:17:25 Daisy’s Magic Wand
1:20:12 Chocolate fish ‘Sprats’