So, the last Monday of November is here, and from Saturday it’s officially okay to listen to Christmas songs (well, if you haven’t been for the past month already – no judgement here). To kick off this week, our Track of the Week comes from BIMM Bristol’s Parowan with their latest release on HUBB Records; BIMM Bristol’s in-house record label. This is ‘Brother.’
What was the inspiration behind your track?
I guess it came from a place of rebelliousness. I like to question everything I can, so I pointed my anger with formality and traditionalism in life choices at God, whatever that may be.
What did your songwriting process involve?
The guitar riff in the intro was where it all started from. It set the tone and the mood of the song and everything else sort of fell into place from there. I wanted to write simply and quickly, so as to adhere to the flow and not over-complicating everything. Once I had the skeleton of it there James (Humphrys) and Josh (Wagstaff) gave it the flesh it needed to make it whole.
What do you try and do differently, to make your sound stand out?
I suppose it’s kind of difficult to stand out these days. I just try be as honest as I am able to be. The one thing my music has that one else’s does is me, so I just try to be myself and hopefully that comes through in the music.
Describe your sound in 3 words…
I don’t know?
Are there any particular artists that inspired you whilst writing the track?
I was listening to a lot of Manchester Orchestra at the time and Foals are always cropping up in my day-to-day listening, so the heaviness was definitely inspired by those guys. Otherwise, just everything I listen to inspires me, in usually quite different ways.
What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?
The people, hands down. Whether it’s the staff or the students, you’re thrust in to a place full of people you have so much in common with but yet so many differences, and everyone is learning from one another in a myriad different ways. It’s like an orgy or creative academia.
How has BIMM helped you develop as an Artist?
Again, through the people. Everyone just encouraging and supporting one another the whole way through my time at BIMM. Also, the business side of it was a real eye-opener for the possible pitfalls to watch out for throughout your career.
What’s the best bit of music advice you’ve been given?
1. “Always write from the heart”
2. “Don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong”
Anything exciting coming up you can share?
At the minute I’m really trying to focus on writing and recording, so more music on its way and then hopefully try to line up some live shows for everyone come the new year. I’m super excited!