Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Jooce

20th February 2019

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

We wanted to create a sound for the track that reflected how we felt about the state of our relationships with each other and with society as a whole, while also creating something in relation to the new direction the band is taking. We self-produced both the tracks, which was both a terrifying and enjoyable experience for us and we’ve learned a lot from the trial and error of that process.

How did you approach writing this song?

We varied the approach to writing the song, maybe one of us brought an idea into the studio and we would lay something down then take that idea into a rehearsal space and alternate between the two, writing the lyrics on days we would spend at home in our studio setup.

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

One of our favourite parts is the guitar melody that comes in at the end until the outro. Sean found me at home in our studio set up and I was playing the line. We decided to make this the outro hook. We then proceeded to record this line on 10 different tracks of mixed instruments to bolster the melody and build the song to its climax at the very end. Hearing this section now is just very satisfying because we put a lot of effort into this one part.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

I think our sound sways between a lot of different genres that we’re influenced by. We listen to loads of Rap, Electronic music and Psychedelia, so we’d say it’s progressive, trippy and groovy.

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

Studying at BIMM, being surrounded by so many like-minded and creative people, has had a huge influence on our sound and the way the band works dynamically. Playing in lots of groups in our earlier years at BIMM gave us the experience we needed (musically and professionally) to take on such an ambitious project.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM

We both think that the best part of being in the college is exposure to lots of talented and creative artists. We feel the relationship with these people is built on a mutual respect but also creates a healthy competition to strive to do better and be more ambitious with our work.

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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.