Behind the Track

Behind the Track : Swastika Mukherjee

15th April 2017

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What was the inspiration behind your track?

I come from a country where a woman’s life is not safe and I think that’s the situation with the whole world. There were loads of events taking place that disturbed me so badly and I wanted to write a celebration song for all the women out there. It is a sentimental issue and I feel writing a song is a good way to deal with it.

What did your songwriting process involve?

It didn’t take me much time to write this song. The aim was to make the track positive regardless of all the negativity that’s around. I sang it a few times in front of my mom and sister and they smiled as soon as they heard it, so this made me feel good.

It is a happy song though people might say it is very traditional and boring, but at the end of the day it is my song and it is what I feel.

Is there are story behind the song?

The story of my song is simple, it talks about womens freedom and how beautiful they are. It talks about equality and how unfair the world is towards us. But the main story line is that we are so strong and dealing with everything with a smile on our face. In the video for the song it shows that three independent woman are enjoying themselves to the fullest.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

My sound is sweet, raw and a bit exotic.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

The best thing is I get to learn so many different kinds of music that I didn’t even know about before I joined BIMM. I get to meet wonderful teachers who are great human beings and musicians of course.

The best thing of all is I get to be myself.

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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.