Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Haytor

29th January 2018

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

Austin: As the song is so upbeat and poppy, I wanted to write a fictional story that was darker than the music sounded.

Cal: Yeah, it’s a fictional story about a woman who was left heartbroken and after a phase of playing with so many guys, someone notices what she has been up to and sees that she is really just heartbroken, not a player.

What did your process involve?

Austin: During my second year of BIMM, I began to write this track on Logic, beginning with the arrangement and instruments. The lyrics were decided upon last as I usually spend a lot more of my time composing the music
Cal: Austin asked me to come and listen to this song he had been working on as he needed some ideas for the drums. It was such a piano and riff led song that I knew the drums needed to be simple but effective. We probably sat down for an hour at Austin’s computer trying out loads of different rhythms between the hi hats and ride, sticking to the effective kick and snare pattern until we were happy.

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

Austin: When playing live, I love kicking into the first chorus because it is powerful and the energy lifts.

Cal:I really love the chorus just after the middle 8 / vocal breakdown. The chorus is fun to play anyway but I love the impact it has coming back into that last section of the song.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Austin: Eccentric Soaring Pop.

Cal: Charismatic Indie Pop.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

Austin: Greg Cordez.

Cal: Yeah, Greg Cordez.

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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.