Behind the Track

Behind the Track: China Blue

13th June 2018


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

I get a lot of inspiration from talking to my friends; about their pasts, worries, emotions, etc. With this particular song, my friend was talking to me about a girl he once knew and said she had these big blue eyes that really captivated him. That sort of gave me the image of eyes being a mirror: reflective. That’s how the lyric ‘soul mirror’ came about. He also didn’t get to know her better, as he moved away, but he really liked her. I think we can all relate to that feeling, which is why the song is quite achy. I also feel like that sort of infatuation can be poisonous… like cherry seeds.

How did you write this song?

I think I just started typing some lyrics into notes while we were having the conversation… they sort of sparked like that. I had my guitar nearby too, so I just started playing some chords.

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

“Your eyes, they reflect me, your soul windows. I saw myself in your soul. Soul mirrors.”

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Dark, dreamy, grunge-folk?

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

It’s developed a lot just from being around other musicians. The environment counts. The whole experience of coming to uni and living alone can evoke a lot of emotions – it’s all very new.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

The tutors – they’re very knowledgeable and all have their own quirks. It’s great.


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.