Minerva Daisy - Indie Music Contest Spring 2023
Young, powerful and confident, Minerva Daisy is a queer indie-pop artist from Manchester. Taking her influence from a host of strong female performers, echoes of classic artists such as Etta James and Nina Simone are felt just as strongly as the more contemporary influence of Kate Nash, Lily Allen or Florence and the Machine. The result is Minerva’s own brand of ecclectic and idiosyncratic indie-pop that feels like a breath of fresh air amidst Manchester’s ever-stagnating indie scene. It’s this freshness that has already seen Minerva turning heads both across her native North West, and further afield, with previous singles such as ‘Substitute’ and ‘Euphoria’ catching the attention of BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, the latter of which was Track of the Week on BBC Derby while reaching the top 40 in the UK iTunes Pop charts. And new single ‘Wildfire’ looks set to do the same. Two and a half minutes of sultry and summery indie-pop, it’s a track that’s as uplifting as it is empowering. “‘Wildfire’ is about prioritizing pleasure for yourself,” Minerva explains. “It's a sex-positive track with a summer feel to get people dancing & enjoying themselves. I've always found there's such a toxic mentality when it comes to people, in particular women, expressing their sexuality or talking about sex, especially within the media. that needs to stop, people should be promoting healthy conversations about sex & educating each other more.” “This track, wildfire was created with pleasure in mind, it's fun, lighthearted and happy & it makes me feel good to sing it too, it's not in your face & obvious that sex is the main theme so it doesn't feel uncomfortable to sing in front of the parents either!” Effortlessly enjoyable while still packing an important message ‘Wildfire’ is the summer single you need to get your ears around.