Country-pop singer-songwriter Daisy Briggs recently unveiled the music video, “Nice Knowing You,” the title track from her debut EP, released on May 12, 2023.
Originally from Newport, Rhode Island, and currently based in Nashville, Daisy grew up listening to Taylor Swift and Sam Hunt. At age 13, she began guitar lessons, followed by penning catchy songs distilling the emotions and stories of her life, crystallizing her vulnerability into sonic gems made to listen to on repeat. With her talent, charm, and authenticity, she’s garnered over 112k followers on Instagram, along with more than 200,000 on TikTok—a following waiting on the edge of their seats for more music.
“Nice Knowing You” is Daisy Briggs at her finest, a song conjuring up suggestions of early Taylor Swift. Over a moody stripped-down groove, Briggs chants through her self-confident proclamation of independence.
“You don’t get the best of me / You don’t get to get to me.”
Directed by Ryan Nolan, the “Nice Knowing You” music video adds an extra dimension to Briggs’ bop. Scene by scene, viewers watch the story of a past relationship unfold—beach walks, dinners, bonfires with friends—where seeming moments of calm erupt into pain and argument.
CelebMix spoke with Daisy Briggs to find out more about the inspiration for “Nice Knowing You,” how she got started in music, and her songwriting process.
What three things can’t you live without?
My guitar, kale chips, and comfy sweatpants.
What inspired your new single/music video, “Nice Knowing You?”
It is absolutely based on personal experience! It wasn’t really about a breakup per say, it was one of those ‘we’re not dating, but we’re more than friends’ situations — if you know what I mean. It was about a period in my life where I really liked this guy who lived a much faster-paced life than me, and I was driving myself in the ground trying to keep up because I wanted to spend time with him. My friends were his friends, and vice versa, so it was hard to escape. I was out till early mornings (completely sober, I’ll add) but it still wasn’t healthy for me, and I realized some people were toxic for me, and I needed to cut them out. I also have diagnosed anxiety, and this song is also about that for me. because anxiety for me presents itself as this voice in my head that tells me I’m not good enough, ‘NKY’ is a song about trying to say goodbye to that voice and not care what people think. I’ve very much been on a journey of working on myself, so this EP is a reflection on that. I’ll keep you posted!
Who directed the video and where was it shot?
Ryan Nolan directed it in my hometown of Newport, RI. It was my idea to go home and shoot this video and include my friends in it, my dad, too. I creatively directed most of it and picked out locations, etc.
“Nice Knowing You” is the title track from your latest EP. Walk us through your mindset as you entered the studio to record the EP.
I wanted to showcase how I’d felt for the last year of my life and help myself move on. It was an empowering experience, I’d say. also, funny because my producer also produces and tours with the subject of some of my songs, lol.
How did you get started in music? What’s the backstory there?
I grew up on country music with my dad in his Chevy but was always so shy. I wrote songs in my bedroom, and knew I wanted to perform them, but was so nervous in front of people. Eventually, my mom helped me get over it, and brought me to the Bluebird Cafe when I was 14 for the first time in Nashville where I played my song in front of a room full of people. From then on, I was in love with Nashville and knew I had to move there!
Where are you from? Did your hometown impact your sound?
My hometown is Newport, RI, and it influenced me in middle school, I think, when I was bullied, and felt like an outsider, but I wouldn’t say there’s much country music there.
Did your sound evolve naturally, or did you deliberately push it in a certain direction?
There was never any other genre or sound for me. It was always country music with a little pop.
What can you share about your writing process?
I write about my life, sometimes too detailed. Something happens to me, and I get inspired. Usually, it’s a broken heart or something, I’ve never been in a relationship, so I don’t have too many super happy songs, haha.
Which artists in your opinion are killing it right now?
Sam Hunt is an incredible songwriter, Morgan Wallen is the biggest in the world, and Ernest and Hardy are killing it! Love all those guys.
What’s your definition of success?
My definition of success would be keeping the promises I made to my 14-year-old self that played the Bluebird Cafe and wanted to be a country music recording artist. I want to make that little girl who was bullied for being different and a bit of a loner a signed artist and songwriter in Nashville. I want to make music that people can relate to and make people with anxiety or maybe ones that feel different, a place that feels safe, and like they’re not alone because I felt alone a lot of times. That would make me feel successful. Seeing people listen and enjoy my music is all that I ask for. Seeing people sing my songs back to me would be incredible.
What can your fans look forward to over the next six months? New music? Videos? Live gigs?
I hope to play more live shows soon! I want to put out some songs this summer, and I’m releasing some new videos coming up soon. I also put out merch that I designed myself, so check that out! Can’t wait for them to see the videos soon!