Behind the Track

Behind The Track – Harriet Curry

1st July 2019

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

To be who you are and not be influenced by other people’s opinions. Personally, for myself ‘Girls’ is about ignoring standards put in place by people. Beauty standards, who you’re meant to be, how you’re supposed to act, what sort of job you are supposed to have, etc. Especially being a mixed-race female, I feel that I personally am trying to work out where I fit in.

What did your process involve?

I wrote the chorus for ‘Girls’ a few months before I actually started the track as part of a different song. I didn’t end up finishing it and came back to it in a with a new approach and wrote new verses and bridge around it.

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

“So in our heads instead of being young and free.” – I feel like this resonates with me as this generation of young people has so much more pressure and we are always overthinking instead of sitting back and trying to just enjoy life and being young. 

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Chilled, Catchy and Soulful.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM Manchester?

I think Manchester has an amazing music scene and there are so many venues in which you can play. The best thing about BIMM Manchester is that there is a community of people who all have different talents all in one place and you wouldn’t get that anywhere else. I found my band and a producer that I work with at BIMM. It’s just a great place for networking.

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