Behind the Track

Behind the Track: The Bright Black

7th March 2019

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

The song was inspired by all the strong women in each of our lives who are unapologetically themselves, however, SUPER DUPER is less a political statement and more of a celebration and we hope that our listeners feel invincible after hearing it.

How did you approach writing this song?

As with many of our songs, SUPER DUPER began as a number of different components that eventually slotted together like a jigsaw. These included the chorus vocal melody, the driving rhythm section and the guitar riff heard at the start of the song. After that it was a lot of trial, error and mad professor ideas!

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

It has to be the chorus. Originally, the chorus was sung in a kind of nursery rhyme style. But, after recording it, we and the producers at Sugar House studios realised it needed to be bigger than anything we’d ever done.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

“Indie-Soul” is what we usually describe ourselves as, but for this track we’ll throw in “Pop”

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

I feel that studying at BIMM has given me the safety to experiment with music without judgement, which has led to a more authentic sound.

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

The community of teachers and fellow students that contribute to the non-stop activity is always inspiring and makes me feel confident about thriving in the craziness of the music industry after graduating.

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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.