Summer is here and so is our first Track of the Week in June! At first up we’ve got BIMM London‘s Tash…
What was the inspiration behind your track?
From when I heard the beat, I felt a vibe and knew it would be big.
What did your songwriting process involve?
I had to set a scene in my head that people could relate to, like for example with seeing a girl you like at a party, knowing that she’s noticed you but acting shy to come over and wanting to take her back to yours after. At first, I came up with the verses, then the chorus. It took me some time to think of something that best suited what I was trying to say.
What things do you do differently to other bands?
Well, I’d say my flow and how I put things across and how I can create a party tune that still carries a strong message. If you listen to the things I say in the 2nd verse of ‘Ride With’, it’s comical as well as some really deep, strong messages in there too.
Can you describe your sound in three words?
New, Vibrant, Summery.
Have you channeled any artist in particular on this track?
Chris Brown, 2Pac and Trey Songz.
What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?
Studying music business has enabled me to have an advantage against my competitors. Knowing all aspects of the music industry – especially when it comes down to marketing a single, monitoring my audience/ finding the right target market and music stats. As well as knowing more about the whole entertainment industry, allowing me to branch out into bigger creative business ventures I might want to create later.
What’s the best bit of music advice you’ve been given?
Recently I had an A&R meeting with someone from Warner and they said that I’m basically on the right path. Get a catchy chorus and verses.
What’s next for you?
‘Keep It Classy’ music video is on the way!! Currently I’m just working on more summer-vibe-party songs and some old school R&B songs that I believe will change the way R&B is looked at now. I want to bring it back to the classic era when it was popping… as well as giving it a bit of a modern fill to it. I’m currently writing a Kanye West/Travis Scott type of song with a producer who’s signed to Universal and has made beats for people like Kid Ink ‘Bad Ass’, Omarion, Chris Brown, Wale, Jeremih, Meek Mill and more.