Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Me & the Monster – No Time

23rd January 2019

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Weird and wonderful BIMM Berlin post-indie collective Me & the Monster consists of band members from all across the globe – and it’s this melting pot of different cultures and techniques that generates their thoroughly unique sound. The band has just released their second single, ‘No Time’, so we asked them about the story behind the track and what they’re trying to achieve with their music.

WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION/IS THERE A STORY BEHIND THE TRACK?

The song is about a woman’s explanations of her feelings while going through big life changes in her early 20s. It tries to reflect her first steps as a free individual.

WHAT DID YOUR PROCESS INVOLVE?

It involved an electric guitar being played with a cello bow – a technique we’d never seen done live before.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE LINE/SECTION OF THE SONG?

Our favourite line is: “Cold, cold water; let it wash your bones”. We like how visual it is and the feeling of spiritual freshness it evokes.

CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND IN THREE WORDS?

Tribal, mysterious, relieving.

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT STUDYING AT BIMM?

Sharing the Berlin adventure with people from so many corners of the world; areas which used to be unknown to us before we arrived at BIMM.

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Author

Elizabeth Jacyshyn-Owen

Elizabeth Jacyshyn-Owen is a Berlin based writer, translator, and BIMM Bristol graduate currently acting as music editor for indieBerlin. She has an MA in Musicology from Oxford Brookes University and is studying for a PgCert in Translation.