Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Lunaire

4th February 2019

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

A lot of my songs are quite character led, this one being a prime example. It’s about a woman who only cares for money and has never experienced real love. Basically, she’s a gold digger!

How did you approach writing this song?

Like a lot of my songs, I don’t really plan them or take my time, which sounds like quite an ineffective way of writing but it’s the only way I can do it. I usually start off with a key in mind, play a few chords and come up with an opening line. Sometimes there’s an idea of a storyline in my head as well, from there the song flows naturally. This one only took me half an hour to write if I’m honest, which shows how oddly I approach my songwriting! I usually take them to the band though afterwards and we change small things as it develops.

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

I think my favourite section definitely has to be the end when it becomes really overdriven and filled with different vocals. We recorded this track a few times with a few producers but never got that section to be as punchy as it is now until we recorded it with our current producer, and it’s exactly how we imagined it.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Dynamic, diverse and enticing.

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

It has developed massively. Since playing my first song with my band, our sound has completely changed. Being able to work with like-minded musicians with varied music tastes has helped it to blossom into something amazing. I came to BIMM having only played the piano, and now I’ve gained skills and abilities to listen to other instruments and come up with different ideas.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

I’ve met some amazing friends for life since I’ve been studying at BIMM and it’s great to finally be at a point in my life where I’m surrounded by people who are as passionate about music as I am. The amount of networking you can do here is crazy, as there are so many artists and bands around for you to collaborate with and give your services to. I’m in my final year now and I’m leaving with a lot of knowledge and possible career options which is great.

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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.