Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Olly Flavell

10th June 2017

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What was the inspiration behind your track?

Scars on your Heart is a heartbreak song.  I wrote it a few years ago but the original idea was from a conversation I overheard when songwriting in a park where a couple split apart and the song just bloomed from there…

What did your process involve?

The process came to me rather quickly. I took a 12 bar blues progression and turned it into my own. It then turned into a story of loss of love. The song has taken a few melody, title, and arrangement changes here and there but I’m happy with the finished product!

Is there are story behind the track?

I think I have the story away in the first line. But everyone needs a heartbreak song!

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Blues, Country, Pop?

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

Okay the best thing about BIMM is the lecturers. At BIMM I can say I’ve really learnt how to hone and craft my work. With their teachings I can say I’ve learnt to really write songs.

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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.