Behind the Track

Behind the Track : Max Leardini

19th March 2018

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

The song is about the self-acknowledgment of the fact that there’s always more than I already know. There are some points in your life when you think you’ve grasped the core elements of what you need to deal with for any event that might occur. It’s both a humbling and soothing feeling to simply recognise that there’s so much new and exciting stuff ahead yet to be discovered and explored. It’s a reminder to myself that when I think I’ve reached that point where what I’ve learned in the past is enough in order to enjoy life at its best, it means I’m actually very far from it.

What did your process involve?

It’s an interesting one. I had those lyrics waiting to be used in my notebook for a long time. It’s one of the few examples where I wrote only lyrics without any music to go with it. Then one day, I had this songwriting workshop at BIMM London where I was asked to finish a song from already existing fragments, so I decided to use those lyrics which I had written months before. One of my classmates helped me out with the chords, I came up with the melody and the song was finished in less than 30 minutes. I recorded the song in one take in the studio at BIMM London with the help of producer friends.

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

Good question. I’ve never really thought about that. I would say that the line ‘More than me is leading to you’ is the core message of the song. It means that when you accept to look beyond what you already know, you might just discover new things that you’ve never dreamed about and meet new inspiring people.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

For that particular song, I would say: raw, organic and peaceful.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

All the inspiring people you meet and work with on a regular basis and all the opportunities BIMM can help you find, both personally and professionally.

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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.