Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Banumathi

22nd March 2019

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

The track is about when someone you care about keeps getting taken advantage of and hurt because they’re in love. No matter how much you try to get them to see what’s going on, they can’t see what’s really happening through their rose tinted glasses.

How did you approach writing this song?

Our previous drummer slept through a band rehearsal so I (Malique) got on the kit and started playing and rapping over chords that Naomi was playing on keys. Naomi then wrote a top line for the hook and we arranged it when we had the full band back together.

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

The line “Say I’m full of shit but at least I’m not an asshole!”.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Conversational. Experimental. Bright.

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

It has become (as we said above) more experimental! It’s been really helpful to study and work with people with very different, eclectic music tastes – it encourages us to think outside the box a bit when writing music and do things like putting a drum and bass groove at the end of a hip-hop single which is predominantly influenced by reggae!

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

Probably the tutors – it’s so helpful to have people teaching you who are both heavily experienced in the field they’re speaking about and also passionate about what they do!

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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.