Behind the Track

Behind the Track: Tobias Velke

12th March 2017

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This time we go Behind the Track with BIMM Brighton Songwriting student Tobias Velke…

What was the inspiration behind your track?

When I was traveling through Australia I spent about four month in this hostel/campground called Arts Factory. It’s a very spiritual place, with artistic people from all over the world who had a different story to tell. On this one particular day there was a party going on across the whole campground and people were in a very good mood. Everyone was opening up and sharing their stories and problems from their life and were asking me what I wanted do next. As I was quite impressed by their stories already, I got the idea of the chorus ‘Your way, is gonna be okay, it’s gonna be so great’, so I took my guitar and wrote this song.

What did your songwriting process involve?

The process involved basically me, my acoustic guitar and the environment I was in at that time. Traveling to different countries and meeting different people gave me the inspiration to find new ideas and discover myself from a different perspective.

Is there are story behind the song?

At first, the idea for the story came from when I started my travel through Australia, watching the landscapes from a car that me and my friend rented. We had a great time, playing music, driving wherever we wanted to and of course we met a lot of interesting people. I had everything I needed but still felt this desire for love, realising at the same time that I needed to find love for myself first before I can share it with somebody else.

Can you describe your sound in three words?

Honest, sentimental, unconditional

What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?

The people that I meet. There are so many talented and creative people that give me inspiration and motivation to work on myself and show me different views to stay open minded. BIMM is a great foundation to build your music career and to open up doors that you normally wouldn’t find.

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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.