Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Munky

29th March 2019

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

It was written in response to some sexual assault cases last year, and the conversations around them, and the messages those conversations sent out. It’s a super blunt song for a super sensitive issue. The aim was to hopefully encourage a little more empathy. 100% of the proceeds of this song are going to the DRCC.

How did you approach writing this song?

Conor, Sam and Niall were jamming this heavy instrumental, which started off Conor’s main riff. I had these lyrics as a poem on the notes in my phone and I thought the mood of the instrumental suited the subject matter.

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

The instrumental bridge. It’s a really simple polyrhythm of 7/8 over the drums in 4/4. It’s super fun to play and I think it builds tension.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Reduced fat cheese.

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

Certainly more exposure to different sounds and performing in different types of ensembles has helped spark different ideas in arrangements compositionally.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

That delicious water machine. Other than that the extensive support that is available during and post your time at BIMM.

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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.