What was the inspiration/is there a story behind your track?
The inspiration for this track was my perception of pain and how people including myself deal with it. Whether that be through hurting others, crying or sometimes even being grateful for the feeling of pain as opposed to feeling nothing at all. The title “0.5” symbolises feeling half complete as a person and that’s one of the themes of this song.
How did you write this song?
I wrote this song by playing around on my guitar and finding the main riff/chord progression. Then I took it to my band (this is before I decided to work as a solo act) and jammed out what became the chorus. Once we had that down, it became clear pretty quickly what I wanted the song to do in it’s sections and dynamics. Funnily enough, I originally intended to try and write the song backwards but when I tried applying that to the sections it just felt too forced.
Do you have a favourite line/section of the song?
My favourite part of the song is the alternate verse/outro. I’m really happy with the arrangement and production in those sections and how the groove doesn’t lose any of the urgency from the chorus but still leaves room for my vocals. Plus, I think the lyrics are at their best during that part.
Can you describe your sound in three words?
Heavy, pretty and catchy
How do you feel your sound has developed from studying at BIMM?
My overall perspective on writing and the tools that I have available to me when approaching creating a track have been widened. I have so many more options and ideas to turn to when I’m trying to inspire myself, when I’m low on ideas or when I’m trying to mess around with how each verse should go in terms of evolving a song.
What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?
My favourite thing about studying at BIMM is the classes that teach you about the workings of the industry and how to market yourself as an artist. It’s so essential in this era of music to know at least the basics of that, and it’s great that it’s taught to such a high standard at BIMM.