Happy bank holiday Monday!
We caught up with BIMM Hamburg student Deer Anna about their latest release, ‘Dawn’ for Track of the Week!
Their emotional and heartfelt songwriting style can be heard through their honest approach to lyricism. Dawn focuses on themes surrounding new love and that deep connection that is formed at the beginning of a new relationship.
Take a listen and discover more about the track below.
What was your inspiration when you began writing the track?
I wrote Dawn after I got together with my partner, who I met at BIMM Institute. The song is about the feelings of getting closer, falling in love, and forming a deep connection. Dawn also describes how thankful I am to be able to spend time with this person.
Are there any artists that inspire you when writing?
Some of the artists I like and inspire me are Phoebe Bridgers, Sufjan Stevens and Novo Amor. In general, I would say I get most inspired by music that’s really emotional and honest.
What is key to your sound, and how do you make your music stand out?
What is unique about my sound is how it creates a warm space and a calm atmosphere when you listen to it. I try to make something that you can get lost in for a moment. I feel like my voice and how I put my emotions into my songs also play an essential part in making my music stand out. Often it’s much easier for me to communicate my feelings and emotions through music than just talking about them.
How does your songwriting process work?
I always start with the music. Most of the time, I just start by playing a little melody or some chords on the guitar, then I loop it and improvise over it. After that, I try to sing some kind of melody over the instrumental, and if I like what I am doing, I try to find some words. I rarely start by writing lyrics. For me, it’s as if the music tells me what the song is about.
Describe your sound in 3 words…
Dreamy, atmospheric, melancholic.
How has studying at BIMM helped you develop as an artist?
At BIMM Institute, I finally felt like I belonged. This gave me the confidence boost and the inspiration to start writing my music and showing it to people. Another thing that BIMM played a big part in connecting me with new people who are also passionate about music – both musicians and people from the business side of things. For example, everyone that is involved in the production of my songs I met at BIMM Institute.
What’s next for you?
I’m going on a mini-tour through Northern Germany and Berlin at the end of August and September. I’m also currently working on an inspiring secret project, so keep your eyes and ears open!
Photo by Marc Feldes