Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Amé

9th August 2018

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What was the inspiration/is there a story behind your track?

My aim with ‘You Never Left’ was to put across a relatable feeling and emotion in regard to any relationship, whether that be romantic or a friendship. Although the initial thought is to assume the song is about a previous romantic relationship, the meaning behind the song comes down to the feelings raised when seeing someone who was once an important person to you but is now no longer a part of your life. These feelings can remind you of how important that relationship was to you in the first place and how you can regret letting them go.

How did you write this song?

The song was initially written by Jonny Marenghi, and Jonny Glennon produced the track. They asked me to sing on this track as a featured artist for their band ‘Promises Promises’. But, after re-writing most of the sections, lyrics, and melodies – we collectively decided that the track should be a solo song for me, as ‘AMÉ’.

Do you have a favourite line/section of the song?

My favourite part of the song to sing is the bridge section and lyrics, ‘a sweet kiss alibi’ – as I like the build-up of harmonies and the ambient vibes that lead into the instrumental section.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Driven, nostalgic and enticing.

How do you feel your sound has developed from studying at BIMM?

Before coming to BIMM, I had never written or performed my own original material. ‘You Never Left’ was written about 9 months ago and it is the first song I had ever co-written. My sound has developed into a commercially engaging combination of pop, EDM and ambient genres over my two years at BIMM. Since writing You Never Left, I have been working on more original music that I will be performing and releasing in 2019.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

The passion for music that everybody has. Everybody is supportive of each others’ goals, as we all share similar dreams.

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Sarah-Louise Burns

After studying Ba(Hons) Photography, Sarah has worked in Social Media Marketing since 2013 - she's now part of the BIMM Social Media Team, and is photographer for the Who, What, Why series.