The Infinite Daisy Chains is the musical project of Washington-based husband and wife duo Ian Dandridge and Kristina Westernik-Dandridge. On their brand new release, ‘Hope You Grow,’ the pair produce an airy, dreamy, lo-fi little number that moulds itself to your brain in the most comforting of ways. A song that beautifully explores the idea of love/hate relationships, Kristina puts in an incredibly warm and emotive vocal performance. “But all the while, this love is on trial,” she sings. “Walk the mile, or stay in denial.” Written, recorded, and produced in the pair’s bedroom studio, ‘Hope You Grow’ was then mixed by none other than Omar Yakar Jr. (engineer for The War on Drugs) and mastered by Mike Fridmann (The Flaming Lips). Inspired by the likes of Slowdive, Beach House, and Portishead, The Infinite Daisy Chains are here to stay – and we couldn’t be happier!
‘Hope You Grow’ is a dreamy and ethereal little number from a seriously talented duo!Indie top 39
What does the song mean to you?
This song explores the complexities of love/hate relationships. For example, with a hobby, or in relationships with others or yourself.
What do you hope to achieve with this song?
We hope to keep getting better as producers by finishing this song and the subsequent EP coming out next month. Overcoming the obstacles to creativity is a milestone to celebrate!
Which Netflix series or movie would you like your music to be featured in?
If Bojack Horseman were still a TV show on Netflix, I’d be honored for this to be featured in that series or a similar animated series. Bojack is a complex character that has to overcome his own addictions and internal struggles despite being relatively successful at some point as an actor in fictional “Hollywoo.” That internal battle reminds us of ‘Hope You Grow’ because we were seeking to explore the complexities of love/hate relationships: even, at times, internally.
What does success mean to you?
Success is connecting with one person at a time through our music. If we can reach even one person, that is a win for us.
This coverage was created in collaboration with Musosoup as part of the #SustainableCurator movement.