Behind the Track

Behind the Track: AVELINA

30th May 2018


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.



Sarah-Louise Burns

Having been part of the BIMM Marketing Team since 2016, Sarah has been working in Social Media Marketing since 2013. She Graduated the University of Hertfordshire in BA(Hons) Photography and Media Business and has a keen interest in the power of social media.