BIMM Institute London’s Celine Love has released a new one, Twenty-Five is an upbeat party anthem with all the soul. We love this one – thanks Celine!
Describe your new track in three words…
Uplifting, honest, reflective.
What inspired you when writing this track?
I realised that I felt genuinely happy close to my 25th birthday and that I hadn’t felt that way in a long time. I really wanted to capture that feeling so that I could remember it and cherish it. With the line “ready for the quarter-life crisis” I was making myself aware of the fact that I knew things were going to change eventually but that I should embrace life with all its ups and downs.
Are there any artists that inspire you when writing?
I had been listening to a lot of Chloe x Halle whilst writing this project. Their vocal arrangements are incredible and really inspired me to have fun with my own. I’ve also enjoyed the raw honesty of artists like JoJo and H.E.R. or the playful lyrics of Alessia Cara. I think many of these ladies inspired me without realising, until after I wrote the songs.
What would you say makes your music unique?
I go into every song wanting to make it different from anything else I’ve done. If it feels like something I’ve heard or done before, I need to find a way to adjust it to make it stand out. I also don’t like putting myself in a box when it comes to genre. R&B/pop is an easy way to describe it but that far from entirely captures what I do.
Do you have a process you follow when writing a song?
This project was written mainly whilst freestyling to the beats TR33 was working on over Zoom with me. Usually, I sit and craft every line to be meaningful and clever, but I wanted to introduce my thoughts and feelings and be more conversational for this project.
Most of the time, I have a lyric or idea laying around in my phone and I build off that rather than starting entirely from scratch.
How has studying at BIMM helped you develop as an artist?
BIMM Institute helped me find my footing in London and understand the industry better. I got festival and networking opportunities really early which helped me meet a lot of people I am still in contact with today. I’ve grown so much since studying at BIMM Institute and having to write so frequently and getting honest peer feedback helped prep me for the harsh reality of the industry.
What’s next for you?
I am incredibly excited to release my debut EP ‘Aquarius SZN’ next year. So a lot of my focus is working on promoting the project. I am also writing with some new exciting artists and can’t wait to see those songs released as well.
Photo by Noé Solange