Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Unknown Chapters

1st August 2018

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

We were inspired when one of the band members had a form of relationship with a person which we could define as ‘libertine.’ Being an extrovert and ‘crazy’ person, Andrei (our singer) drew parallels, imagining a relationship where one of the lovers is locked in an asylum.

How did you write this song?

The song started in rehearsal as a jam, with Cléo (our pianist) improvising an intro, on top of which Andrei wrote the melody of the verse. The song had a much slower tempo to start, but when Lorenzo (our guitarist) jumped on the chorus, the song suddenly acquired a more funky feel, which ended up being the trademark of the song.

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

Our favourite line is “I think I’m losing it old friend” – as it gives another dimension to the relationship we are talking about. This line opens up the second verse, which is definitely our favorite part of the song. We were initially advised to skip the second verse in order to have the second chorus in the first minute of the song, but we felt that it’s really significant as the song opens up with these lyrics. Also, from an instrumental point of view, the funky elements complement the ballad-like tones that the piano and vocals suggest.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Funk – Alternative – Rock.

How do you feel your sound has developed from studying at BIMM?

Four of us study at BIMM, and we feel it has had a big impact on our sound. Firstly, because we all played as session musicians before forming this band, and this considerably increased our versatility as musicians. But also, because we are exposed to so many different styles of music that we have a range of inspirations when writing.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

Probably the community, which encompasses talented international students with varied musical backgrounds, as well as the teacher – who are benchmarks of the level of musicianship we could acquire with hard work.

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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.