What was the inspiration/is there a story behind your track?
The song talks about how time passes by quickly, with no mercy, and we can’t do anything to stop it. Time moves on and it’s better to look forward and never look back. I was sitting in my music studio one night looking back at where I came from, and digesting what has happened in these three years in London. I came from a small Greek island and now I’m living my dream, playing my music in one of the most amazing cities in the world. I thought about how these three years have flown by so fast and I know the next three will fly by even faster. The wheels keep on rolling and the path continues on, but the only thing you have to do is follow your destiny. So, that was the first inspiration that hit me and then it led on to how the world works and how time pushes things to be done in a certain way which people can’t control. For example, all the wars that are going on in the world – simple people can’t really do anything about it, which is a real shame and unfair, but that’s how the world works. In the end, it all comes down to one thing… TIME. Every single human being fights for more time when they try to survive. Survival is a humans’ main instinct and the most important thing of all. Everything else is relevant but the clock will never stop ticking; minutes will turn to hours and hours will turn to days, so you have to do your best to make every second of your life count and always keep your head up.
What did your process involve?
I started recording all the instruments in my own studio in London, but when it came to the vocals, I couldn’t get the sound I was looking for because I didn’t have the precise tube vocal preamp that was needed. So I reached out to a friend of mine who happens to own one of the best music studios in Greece. He offered to fly me back to Greece and use his equipment and his amazing studio, so I said yes straight away. I was in the studio recording the vocals and I really liked the sound that came out.
In the mixing part of the process, we took our time to get the correct balance between the instruments and each little detail of the song. In the end, after a lot of hard work, everything fell into place. The mastering process was not too hard because the mix was at a good level and we knew what we wanted.
Do you have a favourite line/section of the song?
My favourite part is the guitar solo. It adds so much colour to the song and it gives a large dynamic increase before the end, which I really like. It slides very nicely into the outro section ,which closes the song. I also like the chorus which I think adds flavour and power to the song because, despite the clean vocal, the energy is there!
Can you describe your sound in three words?
Powerful, aggressive and moving.
What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?
I was a self-taught guitarist from a small Greek island with no knowledge of music technology, music theory or music composition. I used to play in many bands as a teenager back in Greece, but as soon as I started studying at BIMM, I started looking at the bigger picture – the real world of music. I started learning the basics of my instrument again and also understanding how the music industry works. I started becoming interested in the business side of music… and the technological side as well. The fact that you know your instrument is amazing, but you also need to know about all the different elements that will make you a great musician/artist and BIMM was able to offer me this. I’ve learned so many things in the past three and a half years that have made me able to create and lead my band ENTERFIRE, and also produce a full length album. It was not easy for me; at times I felt like I was falling down, but I always found a way to get back on my feet. I’ve not regretted a single thing in my musical career up to now. I’m also proud to announce that the second single off the album ‘Slave of Time’ will be released on the 12th May, so keep an eye out for it.