Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Gorilla Troubadour

25th January 2019

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

It’s 1am. Tom Cruise is scaling down the side of the Burj Khalifa with no rope. Inside is Kurt Hendricks and Sabine Moreau. Moreau holds the nuclear codes, Hendricks holds the cash. Entering, smashing through the glass, is Tom Cruise. Playing aloud is “Tom Cruise Does All His Own Stunts”.

How did you approach writing this song?

The main riff and lyrics were composed by Dylan which was then transformed into something huge when the rest of the band laid ears on it. We all write most of our own parts for not just this song but all of our material which leads to diverse ideas.

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

Collectively our favourite section is the bridge where you’re transported to a moment of serenity away from the chaos of the rest of the track.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Heavy, Sexy Funk.

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

BIMM has given us the opportunity to extend our musical influence and knowledge over the 3 years of studying. It has also helped develop our sense of what’s necessary for the track and distinguishing between what’s right for the song and when we’re just playing for the sake of playing.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM

Easily the enormous opportunity to network between bands, discovering new artists and meeting great people in BIMM. The college has helped create a wonderful music scene that exists in Dublin city, which we humbly feel a part of.

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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.