BIMM Manchester‘s Jamie Ferguson shows off his impressive guitar skills, we asked him to go Behind the Track…
What was the inspiration/is there a story behind your track? And What did your process involve?
I just wanted to create something that sounded upbeat and had a cool rhythm. The name Sweeter After Difficulties comes from the Ferguson clan motto and I think it reflected the vibe I was going for. I tuned the guitar to CGCGGC and I think having two Gs next to each other sounded really Gaelic, with them droning out a lot in certain parts of the song. Once I had the exciting part down I then added some softer melodic parts to tie it all together. I wanted the outro to have a cool time signature and then go into a really heavy full sound, kind of like Radiohead or Biffy Clyro – an instrumental part that sounds ugly but in a good way.
Can you describe your sound in three words?
Dynamic, precise and adventurous.
What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?
I think just being able to network with other likeminded people. You get out what you put in at the end of the day and surrounding yourself with hard working, passionate artists will make you better. BIMM is a great place for this to happen.