This week’s Track of the Week comes from BIMM Institute London student Georgie Eliza.
Check out her latest track, ‘Tightrope’ below!
Describe your new track in three words…
Dreamy, soulful, warm
What inspired you when writing this track?
The song is about finally finding the person that you want to be with for the rest of your life and the excitement and warmth they bring. It compares the unsteadiness before having them to the comfort and love after.
Are there any artists that inspire you when writing?
My two main inspirations are Yebba and Eloise. Yebba has such an emotive vocal tone and the different riffs and inflections she places in her melody lines are so beautiful. I love how Eloise combines the influence of jazz music into her R&B songs. She has lots of different vocal layers and harmonies in them, so I really relate to her music in that way.
What would you say makes your music unique?
The simplicity of instrumentation paired together with the vocals. Both combined create a dreamy atmosphere where you can escape from real life for a few minutes. The blend of the lead and backing vocals definitely stands out in my songs. The backing vocals complement the groove of the track. I love soulful harmonies in songs so having lots of vocal layers is really important to me.
Do you have a process you follow when writing a song?
The process really depends on the song I’m writing. For this song, I wrote it with my producer Jordi Van Dyk in his home studio during a 2-day session.
We recorded the initial track and then I sang melody ideas. We used these initial recordings in the final track, with one idea becoming the leading vocal hook heard in the intro. When writing, I think it is so important to throw lots of different ideas out there as you never know what might stick.
How has studying at BIMM helped you develop as an artist?
I have developed a lot through all the friends I’ve met here. Being surrounded by like-minded musicians and collaborating with them has been amazing. It has given me so much more confidence in myself, both personally and professionally. I now know my own voice so much better and have a clear direction for the music I want to create.
What’s next for you?
A lot of change! I graduate from BIMM Institute in the next couple of months, so I’m excited for the new projects that will follow. I’m going to finish a load of my part-written songs and look forward to working on this alongside other musicians. I’m excited to keep releasing songs and hopefully, an EP won’t be too far off.