Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Syrens

4th February 2019

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

The track is about broken trust, empowering yourself and finding strength through music.

How did you approach writing this song?

‘Hit and Run’ started off with a simple piano and vocal part. I brought it to Bríd and we worked out harmonies and a call-and-response section which really developed the theme. It became a musical conversation between the two of us. The violin part was improvised on the day of recording, it just felt right 🙂

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

The section of the song that stands out to us is the pre-chorus, where ‘broken promises, what a shame’ is repeated. It captures the loss and vulnerability that is portrayed throughout the piece.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Empowering, raw and emotive.

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

Since joining BIMM, our sound has become more cohesive because we work together so intensely. Our confidence has also improved hugely and that is reflected in our songwriting and performance skills.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM

The best part of starting at BIMM was meeting each other. We became as close as sisters before eventually becoming band mates. Another huge positive from being in BIMM is the access we have to a lot of brilliantly creative musicians and also the support we get from our tutors.

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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.