What was the inspiration/is there a story behind your track?
I guess the inspiration behind “Let It Out, Let It In” is the release of raw emotions and the subsequent feeling of space and freedom our minds can attain. Its a song about empathy and understanding, thats sounds a bit daft probably but thats the buzz . I usually find that just writing how you feel, makes you feel good, thats why its called “Let It Out, Let It In.”
What did your process involve?
My songwriting process usually involves just sitting at the table in my house, guitar in hand and phone on the table ready to record with a pen and paper close by. I generally have some type of rhyming structure in place after the first line or two and then it’s just a frantic paced scribbling session, barely legible, writing as quick as the thoughts themselves flow. After that I tidy up the track, record it on the phone about 10 times until I’m happy with it, then re-record everything using Abelton in my little box room studio. Finally, I listen to it loads and actually learn it off, so I don’t need the words in front of me and then I bring it to rehearsal and workshop & jam out the arrangement with the band .
Can you describe your sound in three words?
Soulful Rootsy Folk
What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?
The best thing about studying at BIMM are the connections, and the people you meet – tutors and students alike. Everyone constantly inspiring each other and bringing out the best. The connections that the college offers are second to none, along with the knowledge imparted, be it at tutorials, over coffee, during lectures or band rehearsals and also purely by osmosis, as we are surrounded by pure raw talent and creativity on a daily basis .