In 1977, Daisy Jones & The Six were on top of the world. Fronted by two charismatic lead singers, the band had risen from obscurity to fame. And then, after a sold-out show at Chicago's Soldier Field, they called it quits. AURORA is the new album that could have been.
In 1977, Daisy Jones & the Six were on top of the world. Fronted by two charismatic lead singers, Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne, the band had risen from obscurity to fame. And then, after a sold-out show at Chicago's Soldier Field, they called it quits. Now, decades later, the band members finally agree to reveal the truth. This is the story of how an iconic band imploded at the height of its powers.
Now, in 2023, AURORA has been brought to life by the cast, with Riley Keough in her role as Daisy Jones and Sam Claflin, Suki Waterhouse, Will Harrison, Josh Whitehouse, and Sebastian Chacon rounding out the Six. The group became a band both on screen and off – with some of them learning their character’s instrument for the very first-time during production, and Keough and Claflin lending their vocals to each track on the record.
Helmed by acclaimed Grammy winning songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Blake Mills (Bob Dylan, Fiona Apple, Alabama Shakes, John Legend, Perfume Genius), AURORA and other music from throughout the show boasts co-writing credits from some of today’s biggest names in music, a star-studded lineup of collaborators including Marcus Mumford, Jackson Browne, Taylor Goldsmith, Chris Weisman, James Valentine, Ethan Gruska, and more, plus additional production from renowned record producer Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Andrew Bird).
Mills, who also executive produced the music from the series, recorded the entirety of AURORA with Keough, Claflin, and the above collaborators at Sound City Studios. The iconic Van Nuys, CA space – now jointly run by Mills, Berg, and filmmaker-producer Jordan Tappis – also serves as the backdrop in both the book and limited series for the creation of the album.
On the process of bringing this soundtrack to life, Blake Mills shares:
“Creating the library of music for Daisy Jones and The Six was an experience I’ll never forget. I am grateful that, among other things, it afforded me an opportunity to collaborate with so many of my peers, and also some of my heroes.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones & The Six elaborates:
“We finally have AURORA. A stunning, nostalgic, timeless album that captures the drama, pathos, and yearning of the band’s zenith and nadir all in one. A snapshot of time, intoxicating and dangerous. That delicious moment that you know can’t last… Daisy Jones and The Six are real. And they are better than my wildest dreams.”
Based on the best-selling novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & The Six
is a limited musical-drama series detailing the rise and precipitous fall of a renowned rock band. The Amazon Prime series stars Riley Keough as Daisy Jones, Sam Claflin as Billy Dunne, Camila Morrone as Camila Dunne, Will Harrison as Graham Dunne, Suki Waterhouse as Karen Sirko, Josh Whitehouse as Eddie Roundtree, Sebastian Chacon as Warren Rhodes, Nabiyah Be as Simone Jackson, and Tom Wright as Teddy Price, with a special guest appearance by Timothy Olyphant as Rod Reyes.