Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Edie Bens

29th January 2018

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

I wrote it on 01/01/17, about someone at a New Year’s Eve party.  In short it’s about when you meet someone that you really click with and have a pretty special moment with but you know even at the time that you won’t have that moment again.

What did your process involve?

It was one of those songs that I wrote late at night and just somehow fell into place really quickly before I could think about it too much. I remember falling asleep with my guitar and notebook still on my bed and waking up to a song that was very different lyrically to stuff I’d written before.  It’s more direct which I think came from being less scared of writing something that’s a little vulnerable.

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

My favourite line in the song is probably:

‘And I know I have your number in my phone but you have mine so I won’t call,
no pressure it’s okay if we leave them there like souvenirs on a shelf.’

I think it’s a pretty relatable feeling of wanting to see if something could go somewhere but not wanting to be rejected. and knowing the other person probably feels the same way so knowing nothing will happen (a little sad I guess).

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Currently: figuring, it, out (but excited for what’s to come).

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

It would be a lie if I didn’t say I was really apprehensive about coming to BIMM, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. My fear was that studying music would take the magic out of it for me, instead it has just amplified it.  I quickly realised how naive I’ve been about parts of the industry that are actually so interesting and important.  The best thing though is all the amazingly talented people I’ve met so far ,from classmates to tutors, and people in Brighton’s music scene. Like many musicians I get the feeling of ‘not being good enough’ a lot.  Being with people who genuinely take your musical ideas seriously and who are all at different stages of their music careers really helps me continue with my musical adventure which can sometimes feel a little doomed.

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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.