Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Stuart Woolfenden

12th January 2018

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

It’s a very personal song, one of the most revealing I’ve written. It’s a song about the realisation that you and somebody else want different things. I was worried about putting it out initially as I didn’t want any bad feeling between me and who it was about, and I didn’t want it to be taken the wrong way. However, I spoke to the person about it and he really likes the song!

What did your process involve?

I remember recording the melody for the chorus into my phone and not going near it for a while. I actually started writing the verses as a completely different song. I pieced them together just to see how it sounded and it seemed to work. So, I finished the song at BIMM on the piano. Then I got in touch with Elliot Vaughan who produces a lot of my stuff and we got to work on it! My friend Harry Barlow played bass on the track.

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

I really like the second verse. I love the instrumentation… the electric piano with the electric guitar. It’s really mellow. I also love it when I say ‘phone rings’ and there’s a telephone sound effect – I love little embellishments like that.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

I’d say: tense, pop, passionate.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

Being able to go into a quiet practice room and write/practice for a few hours at a time is great. Not only that but having music industry experts as your tutors helps immensely. I’ve already asked them about a number of things and I already feel like I know a lot more about the industry, and I’ve only been here since October.


Sarah-Louise Burns

Having been part of the BIMM Marketing Team since 2016, Sarah has been working in Social Media Marketing since 2013. She Graduated the University of Hertfordshire in BA(Hons) Photography and Media Business and has a keen interest in the power of social media.