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Behind the Track: Violeta Skya

31st August 2017

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Introduce yourself…

I am a singer/songwriter originally from a Lithuanian slavic family. Music is my biggest passion, my love, and my main goal.

How did you get started?

I trained as a classical pianist when I was very young but I got into singing a couple of years later. I’ve been writing and playing music for a long time in function and cover bands as well as successfully performing in many different international singing contests. Recently, I started recording and performing my original songs in London.

What was the inspiration behind your track?

The idea was to make a dark dance track with ‘Vogue vibes‘, so much inspired by Madonna, Kylie and MJ. I wanted to express one of the ‘wild’ sides of my personality which I am sure everyone can identify with. It is quite unique and different from my other music so I decided to release it as a debut single.

What did your process involve?

This song was written with my producer and dear friend José Cubides. The whole writing and producing process went really fast and was easy as we‘ve got a lot of inspiration for it. When I showed José the idea for the vocal melody and lyrics he loved it.
Also, I felt the song really needed some visuals to go with it. The music video was shot and directed by my friend and very talented videographer Jay Kristoffer Magleo. Everything was done in one day in a small studio in London. Special thanks to our amazing model Janis Zeilins for taking part in it.

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

I had the idea for the beat which was the base we’ve started building from. Also, I intended to express a certain misty mood with the lyrics.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Dark, glamorous, sexy.

Why did you choose BIMM London?

It was more of an intuitive choice. Before I moved to London I was checking many different universities but liked BIMM the most and I heard many good things about it.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

There are so many great things about BIMM such as being in a great musical envinronment where you can learn so fast, networking with other musicians, motivation, amazingly competent teachers, and the many opportunities outside the university which we get as students.

What has been/was your highlight at BIMM?

There were several moments but particularly the time when I started collaborating with people and writing my own original material.

What advice would you give to future BIMM Students?

Work hard, do more than is expected from you, and take all the opportunities you get.

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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.