It’s Monday, and with it comes your weekly fix of new music to add to your playlist!
This is a beautiful track from BIMM Dublin duo Syrens, with their latest release ‘Room for Two’. Take a listen, and find out more about the story behind the Track.
What was your inspiration when you began writing the track?
‘Room For Two’ is about a couple who are fundamentally wrong for each other, despite the love and affection that remains between them. The lyrics reflect the denial that they feel but as they develop it is clear that the right desicion is to bring the relationship to an end.
Are there any artists that inspire you when writing?
In general there are a variety of artist that inspire us, such as Hozier, Leon Bridges and Hudson Taylor. But, at the time of writing this song, Bríd was listening to a lot of Moon Looks On, which directly influenced ‘Room For Two’. The violin part was inspired by Brahms ‘Hungarian Dance’.
What is key to your sound and how do you make your music stand out?
We consider our vocal harmonies to be the most distinctive feature of our sound. However, we include different instrumentation like guitar, violin and keyboard. Ella’s classical violin training brings a high level of technical ability while keeping a contemporary sound. For this particular track, we included bass and drums. We like to mess with time signatures to distinguish song sections and play around with interesting melodies.
Describe your sound in 3 words…
Fierce, emotive, honest.
How has studying at BIMM helped you develop as an artist?
Studying at BIMM taught us about the music industry and helped us understand how to release our music and market it effectively. We also receive constant support from our tutors at BIMM Dublin, which helps us grow creatively. Being in an environment with a lot of other aspiring artists is also very motivating and inspiring.
What’s next for you?
We plan to release another single before our first EP. We’re always up for any gig that comes our way so we will keep ourselves busy doing that. Hopefully we will get to experience this in locations all over Ireland and possibly the UK in the coming months.