It’s the first Monday of February and we’ve a brand new Track of the Week to champion. This time around, we’re shining a light on BIMM London’s Dim Ebbo with the pop-trap slow jam, “Uber”, which was co-written with fellow students Leia Jules and Vivi Thill.
What was your inspiration when you began writing the track?
Our first inspiration when writing the track was to convey a blend of happiness, recklessness and irony in a short and efficient song that could be enjoyable whether you are listening to it on the tube or at a party.
Are there any artists that inspire you when writing?
Our main inspirations are Lolo Zouaï, the french artist Angèle and more mainstream artists such as Ariana Grande, Julia Michaels or Charlie Puth.
What is key to your sound and how do you make your music stand out?
Our music is a cocktail of pop, bright and easy listening sound with a darker trap touch to it. The song is then built upon this contrast that allows a great freedom when it comes to the lyric writing and the storytelling. Regarding the song itself, it’s appealing to the new generation, full of inside jokes that especially listeners of our age can understand and relate to.
How does your songwriting process work?
We are a team of three and we compose together. Leia Jules, the main singer is writing with Vivi Thill, a Songwriting student at BIMM London and myself, Dim Ebbo, a music production diploma student at the college. We tend to have at least 3 writing sessions a week where we gather, compose songs in a simple guitar-voice arrangement and once a song is done we go through the whole production and recording process. I then mix and master the song and we submit it for release to streaming platforms.
Describe your sound in 3 words…
Bubble gum trap
How has studying at BIMM helped you develop as an artist?
We’ve had the opportunity to use the recording studios. I’ve personally learned quite a few things about production and recording and of course having the chance to meet each other and start working together.
What’s next for you?
We are working on Vivi Thill’s personal projects that have more of a modern acoustic pop sound to them. And we are also currently working on Leia’s next song which will be a bit more trap oriented than “Uber”. We have a strong release plan that we are following methodically, hoping that more and more people get to discover us and enjoy our music.