What was the inspiration behind your track Lauf?
Usain Bolt. He is just marvellous at running. London 2012 – 9.63 seconds! Amazing.
What did your songwriting process involve?
I started writing the track with just the chords and melody of the chorus and wanted it to be very
ambient and reflective. As a contrast, I tried to create a very groovy verse and came up with a
Rhodes pattern for that. Everything else just came very naturally after that and the lyrics to the
verses were written in under an hour. Since the song has a lot of pop elements in it, I wanted to
surprise people in the bridge and not give them what they expect, so it’s kind of a breakout of
all the reflection, and a part where I´m trying to communicate with the audience in a live situation.
Is there a story behind the song?
It’s inspired by a solid quarter-life crisis and being at work almost every day during the last summer. It was honestly not what I wanted to do with my life at the age of 21. I felt sort of stuck, since I had to work to pay the rent, but at the same time I just wanted to play, write and record music. One time at work, the chorus melody just popped into my head and all of the lyrical fragments I had written down during work just fell into place.
Can you describe your sound in a few words?
Pop against the norm.
What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?
First of all, meeting so many people who are trying to make a living out of music is really inspiring. You get to work with other motivated music students and you kind of push each other into getting better every day. Also, performing at the End-of-Term Gig this year was a great experience for us as a band and prepared us for what’s about to come.
P.S. The couch downstairs is really comfortable!