Behind the Track

Behind the Track: AVELINA

30th May 2018

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

I don’t like to give too much away – I like the listener to be able to interpret and relate to the track in their own way! What I will say is that the inspiration for my lyrics came from being in a toxic relationship and stories from friends in similar situations.

How did you write this song?

I always write the lyrics first – they’re usually stories or poems – and then I create a structure. ‘Bones to Mind’ started as a story which I brought to the band and we worked on it together to create the music.

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

My favourite lyric would be “Bewitched with a body that sheds its skin”. This emphasises being in a relationship with someone who acts a certain way in front of others but behind closed doors they become their true self, which I refer to as snake-like behaviour.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

This is tough, as we’re still working on how we describe our sound, but something along the lines of: atmospheric, emotive and alternative.

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

If it wasn’t for BIMM, Avelina wouldn’t exist! Also, personally it’s helped my technique as a singer. As a band it’s taught us the fundamental ingredients of working together as a band and being creative as a group.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

The best thing about BIMM is 100% the people, and how everyone is there with the same passion for music, which is amazing! Also, you’re constantly involved in musical projects which challenge your creativity, which I really enjoy.

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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.