Behind the Track

Behind the Track: The Empire Police

21st July 2017

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What was the inspiration behind your track?

The lyrics are about a relationship that’s going downhill fast but instead of running away you stick with it, even though the ship is sinking (hence the title of the song).

What did your process involve?

Tom wrote the music and the first verse, along with the pre-chorus. Jordao added a second verse and chorus, and in rehearsal the track just came together with the addition of bass and drums.

Is there a specific line that stands out in the song, and why?

The opening line of the song “my youth was yours, girl”. Whilst subtle, it emphasises how strong a connection there was between the two people. The line “It was chaos, intertwined with love” signals the direction of the relationship.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Raw, energetic, massive

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

Being able to network and work with like-minded people from all over the country.

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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.