Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Anehka

3rd January 2019

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

It’s all about a break up with the first love of my life and the isolation I went into after the relationship ended. I wasn’t isolating myself from everyone around me, I just wanted to get as far as I can from the person I hurt. At the same time, I ran away from myself as well because I couldn’t face my decisions. That’s when the whole space theme came into my mind, because I wondered how would it feel to be up there. Would it be far enough from him and from myself? Also, at that time I tried out a different writing flow. I listened to SZA and she really inspired me with her songwriting.

How did you approach writing this song?

I started with the verse and just kept on writing from there. The chorus changed so many times because I couldn’t settle for anything at first. I didn’t know if I want it to be heavy or light. I started writing the song in 2017 and I kept adding lyrics two months before I released it. I’ve been on a long journey with that song, just like a journey to space.

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

“Tell me can I catch a cold up here as well? If yes, then I can get lovesick, too.” That’s my favourite line because I like the word play. Also, the whole second verse is pretty much explaining how I felt after the break up. I tried to blame him and I also tried to blame myself and in the end it’s Karma that is working for both of us really.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Organic, Soulful, Playful.

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

I feel like my voice started blooming and I actually found my sound. I used to be that singer-songwriter girl who wrote songs on the guitar and sometimes on the piano. It was very poppy and sometimes folky, which is also a cool thing! But, I never felt at home with that kind of sound. When I started to work with my friend and producer Allan Löw, he showed me a lot of Neo-Soul/Contemporary Soul/RnB and I knew that this was my thing.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

The musicians. There are so many passionate people and I met amazing musicians and personalities that inspired me so much. I am surrounded by amazing creative minds that I can call my friends and we keep uplifting each other. I am grateful that I met those people at BIMM and really can’t imagine how it would be without them.

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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.