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

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.