Behind the Track

Behind the Track: The Case of Us

28th November 2018

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

The chorus for the song was inspired by an episode of Scrubs where the Janitor tricks people into copying how he looks and repeating what he says. He starts up a call and response about people being able to think independently (“Repeat after me – I only speak my own thoughts”). The verses explore themes of depression as well as feelings of shame and uneasiness.

How did you write this song?

It started from a riff our guitarist Harrison had written. We jammed it and formed it into a song as a group. The lyrics were ideas I had texted to myself over the previous few weeks.

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

Am I allowed to say that the lyric video is my favourite thing about the song? We met amazing artist Ollie McCartney this year and he’s made us a lyric video that makes the whole thing feel much more exciting. In the song though, a favourite line is “I hide all my receipts behind the furniture”. I like lines that are visually descriptive whilst delivering an emotional meaning.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Cosmic, weird and unique.

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

We’ve each developed on our individual instruments, and we continuously learn from each other. We all have different music tastes and play several instruments, so as a group we discover things that we wouldn’t come across as individuals.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

The end of term gigs are a great way to get used to playing in front of bigger audiences. We were lucky enough to be given studio time following an end of term gig. We used that time to record this track, a couple more singles and an album that will be out in the new year.

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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.