We’ve already announced your pick for the best albums and eps of 2023 – there were THREE THOUSAND VOTES across all categories in our awards and MALKA’s stunning ‘Anatomy of Sight’ was voted well deserved winner…
However, the celebration isn’t over yet. Each year I also pick MY favourite release of the previous twelve months and my choice was clear to me from the moment I first heard it back in February and my heart is yet to recover from it.
In The Midst of My Madness
Devastatingly beautiful – two words that drive home exactly how powerful a release Daisy Clark’s EP is. In The Midst Of My Madness is a collection of five of the most stunningly realised, emotionally charged, tracks we’ve had the pleasure to enjoy. We knew this would be special when ‘The World Is Against Me’ was released last year but it seems that Daisy has managed to not only hold back two tracks that are as good as anything we’ve ever heard. While each track is a beautiful standalone piece, as a whole the EP somehow manages to be even more special.
I can count the number of times music has brought me close to tears on less than one hand and Daisy has managed that feat THREE times on this EP! She has long been one of our favourite musicians and the fact that she hasn’t consistently been charting alongside the likes of Adele for years is something we’ll never understand – her performances both recorded and live have been widely acclaimed and she deserves to be one of the UK’s biggest artists.