Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Oli Ng

20th May 2017

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BIMM Manchester‘s Oli NG goes Behind the Track on ‘Run & Hide’

What was the inspiration behind your track?

I wanted something quite light-hearted and upbeat, almost a summery theme. So I threw everything on it to try and get that feel – even a saxophone!

What did your songwriting process involve?

The same as usual really. I sat down at home with my guitar and just started playing around until the chords felt right. Then I focused on the lyrics and melody; this involves a lot of random words and phrases that come from the top of my head until I think/sing something I like or that fits.

Is there are story behind the song?

Yeah I suppose there is. I wrote it as a sort of ‘it’ll be alright’ kind of song to a friend, when things weren’t so great. Hence the first line, ‘don’t worry about it, it’ll be alright in the morning’. It’s my way of saying let’s just run away from everything for a while and do what we do best, make music, like we always have done.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Wannabe Bruce Springsteen.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

Hearing stories and advice from the people you meet, both tutors and students. I feel that the most important thing about being successful in this industry is getting your hands dirty by getting out there and doing it and learning from the people around you.

Author

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.