It’s Monday, we’re kind of bored of January and winter, so our Track of the Week is ‘Summer Come Back’ from BIMM Brighton’s George Baines…
What was the inspiration behind your track?
My inspiration for ‘Summer Come Back’ came from wanting to write a blues/soul influenced tune that could work with clean/pop style production.
What did your songwriting process involve?
I knew I wanted the song to have two possible meanings. I tried to play on the idea that the lyrics could work if you take ‘summer’ to be a girl or the season.
What things do you do differently to other bands?
I do things differently to other bands because, although my talent is limited at other instruments, I like to write all of the parts myself. I like to be as self-sufficient as possible. Realistically, I do need to get a band together though.
Can you describe your sound in three words?
‘Sounds Better Acoustic’
Have you channeled any artist in particular on this track?
I love great songwriting, more than any specific ‘sound’ or genre, but, I’d say I tried to go with the Honne/Bruno Major/Jack Vallier vibe with “Summer Come Back”.
What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?
The best thing about studying at BIMM is the time you can allocate to actually playing/writing & talking about music. However, it does force you to realise that there are a huge number of intimidatingly talented people doing music, which is not something you consider when you’re from a tiny village in the midlands.
What’s the best bit of music advice you’ve been given?
“Fake it ’til you make it”
What’s next for you?
I’m currently working with Brighton Film School to make a music video for “Summer Come Back”. Also I should be recording and releasing more singles throughout this year, the next one is in the oven so stay tuned for that!