Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Hamish

4th September 2018

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

When Lil Boat started cooking, I had the intention of giving the listeners something to relate to. I think everyone’s had that crazy dream and it’s mad how many people just lock themselves in a safe bubble. Lil Boat is about stepping outside that bubble and doing what you love.

How did you write this song?

I actually recall myself tucking into a Tesco meal deal on my lunch break. I was by the sea though so it wasn’t completely random. I just came up with the first line “big dreams on a little boat” and I knew I could just go off on a mad one with it.

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

“We’ll take the steepness with a cheeky pinch of sweetness”. Don’t often blow my own trumpet but I think that’s a pretty cool way to look at life. Just don’t take shit too seriously and try to find a positive really.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Rough’n’ Ready Cocktail.

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

I think I experiment a lot more with a composition of a song now which comes from just putting more thought into it. I do like going back to the basics every now and then but it’s nice to just let my head wonder sometimes.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

I just love the people I work with. It’s cool not knowing who you’re gonna meet everyday and I think being around creative people naturally gives you a kick up the arse.

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Having been part of the BIMM Marketing Team since 2016, Sarah has been working in Social Media Marketing since 2013. She Graduated the University of Hertfordshire in BA(Hons) Photography and Media Business and has a keen interest in the power of social media.