What was the inspiration/is there a story behind your track?
The whole concept behind Hollywood is the idea of falling in love. For years and years there have been songs written about love and for me personally, I’ve always had quite a soft spot for them. Whether it be the slow, delicate sounds of a Bon Iver record or the upbeat, liveliness of an earlier Beatles hit; I’d always wanted to try to bring the two styles together and from trying to do so came Hollywood Dreamer.
What did your process involve?
The process for the song started with just the guitar. I was sat at home playing around in E major, trying different chords, changing bar chords to open chords etc, and I came up with the opening riff for Hollywood. From that sudden lightbulb moment of realising, ‘hold on, I might have a song here.’ I spent the next couple of hours trying to turn a three second riff into a fully completed song.
Do you have a favourite line/section of the song?
My favourite section of the song is during the middle eight as all the harmonies are slowly joining in to make this really fragile but wholesome sound.
Can you describe your sound in three words?
Lively, Smooth and Memorable
What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?
The best thing about BIMM is the way it brings musicians from all different disciplines together to create a real focal point of musical creativity.