What was the inspiration behind your track? Is there a story behind the track?
‘You and Me’ is all about a relationship where you’ve fallen for someone, and nothing else seems to really matter. It’s all about not caring about what other people think and that you’re not afraid to show how you feel. It’s just all about the two of you and nobody else, like an ‘Us vs. The World’ kind of thing. The initial idea came from a night out on New Year’s Eve, though in my music I don’t tend to talk about myself specifically. In general, when I’m writing, I tend to include both my own, my friend’s experiences, or anything I see around me. ‘You and Me’ is probably one of my favourite songs that I’ve written so far.
What did your process involve?
Most of the time I start with the chorus sections. Once you have a strong chorus, I think it allows you to focus on the songs theme and makes the rest of the lyrics much easier to write. With ‘You and Me’, I had the chorus melody and chord progression stuck in my head for ages. The first line of the chorus literally came out of nowhere. After that, the song pretty much wrote itself. It started off as a slow acoustic track but by the time it went to studio, it ended up being more of a Rock tune which I think makes it really anthemic.
Can you describe your sound in three words?
Americana Rock Pop
What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?
The best thing I’ve found about studying at BIMM is how it challenges you as a musician and a songwriter. Between the people and the lecturers, it really forces you to up your game in terms of everything. With songwriting, after listening to other students perform their songs I remember being like ‘Damn… how am I gonna beat that?’
Personally, the friendly competition really helped develop my skills, and with everyone being so supportive, it really boosted my confidence as a songwriter.