Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Hamartia

16th November 2018

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

The title of our track pretty much sums it up, the song is about struggling to deal with homesickness. Leaving home for the first time can be daunting, especially when you’re from a teeny town in Cornwall moving to a big city. ‘Homesick’ has a mixture of emotions attached to it: anxiety, nostalgia and guilt.

For Sophie in particular, she found it hard to leave Cornwall behind mainly because of her dog and a good ol’ Cornish pasty.

How did you write this song?

It was one of those songs that everyone connected with straight away. One of our favourite things about the song is how the melody and lyrics juxtapose the heaviness of the song, and the way that the meaty guitar riff leaves so much melodic space for the vocals to breathe.

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

Our favourite section is definitely the build up, it represents the frustration of dealing with homesickness, but also the liberating feeling of having the space to live your life. Homesick is one of our favourite songs to play live because it’s so empowering.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Feisty, emotive and melodic.

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

It’s all thanks to BIMM that we have our current lineup; Hamartia isn’t the same band as it was before joining BIMM. We’re all really happy about the direction we’re taking and feel that we’re stronger than ever. Keep a look-out for some more angst filled Hammy tunes coming soon!

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

The amount of knowledge the tutors have to offer and how rewarding it can be when you take full advantage of all the opportunities, especially while being surrounded by so many talented musicians.

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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.