How Sam Claflin tweaked his ‘Daisy Jones & the Six’ singing voice to sound more ‘rocker’

In addition to disguising his British accent to star in Prime Video’s “Daisy Jones & the Six,” Sam Claflin had to overcome singing like he was “on Broadway” to fully embody rocker Billy Dunne in the adaptation of the best -seller of Taylor Jenkins Reid. .

The show simultaneously follows the musical pursuits of Daisy Jones as Billy Dunne takes over the band his brother Graham (Will Harrison) founded with childhood friends Eddie Roundtree (Josh Whitehouse), later recruiting keyboardist Karen Sirko (Suki Waterhouse ) and creatively supported by Billy’s girlfriend. Camila (Camila Morrone). Daisy gets a head start seeing LA’s growing rock scene on the Sunset Strip, and the Six (formerly the Dunne Brothers) move from Pittsburgh to California when they decide to get serious.

“I read the book after reading the first two episodes and it was my introduction, not just to this story,” but to 1970s Los Angeles, Claflin told TheWrap. “I knew very little about the world we were honestly describing.”

Dunne gets his money’s worth as the lead singer of The Six when their music producer Teddy Price (Tom Wright), invites Keough’s Daisy, inspired in part by Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, to feature on one of their songs” Look At Us Now”. (Honeycomb).” Their colliding egos create great creative chemistry.

Claflin had to work hard to polish his voice to sound like frontman Dunne’s brother and less like a Broadway star.

“We had a long way to go. None of us really had any musical experience before that. I did a bit of musical theater, but that was actually a hindrance, because when I started singing on that record, they were like, can you stop sounding like you’re on Broadway? Claflin continued.

“I had so much vibrato for everything and they were like ‘no, no, no’, you’re a rockstar in the 70s. We had vocal coaches and the most amazing support network of musically talented and gifted people around Yeah, so I don’t think I could have done it without them, basically.

Even as the granddaughter of Elvis Presley, Keough shared that she still struggled to find and maintain her singing voice.

“Anywhere hard to learn songs on my fingers that hurt me from playing all day [there were] these little things that I had never experienced before,” Keough told TheWrap. “Sometimes you’d regress because you didn’t work on a song and then you had to start over and just, it was constantly something going wrong, but it was also a big challenge, and I’m proud of the whole band. Everyone really started somewhere and really ended up in a much more awesome place.

The first three episodes of “Daisy Jones & the Six” are now streaming on Prime Video.

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