Behind the Track

Behind the Track: LAOISE

12th February 2018

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

I wrote ‘Bother’ about a relationship that was ending; I didn’t want it to at the time, so I kept letting the other person mess with my head. They’d let me take the blame in any situation, even when it was never my fault, and then they’d twist it around and make me feel like I needed saving. I didn’t write ‘Bother’ straight away, in fact the relationship had been over for quite some time, and it was bumping into that person a while later that made me write the song. I sat down at the piano and within 20 minutes I had ‘Bother’, and it said all the things I wish I had said a long time ago.

What did your process involve?

I wanted to bring ‘Bother’ to a place I haven’t delved into musically; a celebratory feel. Since that relationship I’ve learned to celebrate myself and all that comes with it, even if it is difficult. So, the process was very cathartic.

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

I think the bridge ‘who are you to save me, who are you to try…’ is my favourite part of the song. Every word I sing there I literally blurted out in two seconds, I couldn’t say enough. It was the moment I realised I had been so degenerated by someone else, and I wasn’t going to let them do that again.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Honest, dark, curious.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

Meeting people who are like-minded and supportive is something I admire about BIMM, you’ll only meet people who are going to teach you something and vice-verse, it’s a great community.



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.