Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Lin Ahlenius

4th April 2018

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

I started working on the track after a long time with writer’s block. I didn’t feel like I had any inspiration at the time. A producer on SoundCloud contacted me and sent me some tracks to write over, and I would literally just walk around in the forest behind my dad’s home in Stockholm and try to come up with something. It sounds weird and maybe not at all related to what the song is about, but it helped me a lot. I didn’t end up using any of the tracks I was sent but that was how the song was born. The song is about falling for somebody, but being confident in that feeling and owning it.

What did your process involve?

I tried not to force anything with this song. I just wanted the melodies to come naturally to me and the words to be quite straightforward and set the mood for the feeling I wanted to create in the listener. It also involved a whole lot of re-recording. The reason behind this was me just really wanting to get it right, as I always regret it later when I settle for a recording that I’m not one hundred percent happy with. And I’m very happy with the final vocals you can hear on the track. The chorus was actually added later on when I was in the studio with Will Tannergard (who produced the track) and Matt Ormerod (who produced the majority of the songs on my first EP). I had an idea for the melody and the lyrics and they helped me finish it.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Without using any genre descriptions: electronic, groovy and sexy. I’d like to say dreamy as well.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

What I like best is being part of a creative network and having access to rehearsal and recording studios.

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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.