It’s Monday, and we’re back with a brand new Track of the Week.
On Friday, BIMM Institute Bristol songstress Jodie Mellor dropped her final release of the year, “Autumn”. Take a listen and discover more about the track below.
What was your inspiration when you began writing the track?
This song was inspired by the flood of nostalgia that comes with the changing seasons. It’s about how sometimes just the falling of leaves can remind you of a time in your life and processing that feeling every year when Autumn comes around.
Are there any artists that inspire you when writing?
Taylor Swift has always been a huge inspiration for me as a songwriter. I admire the relatability of her lyrics and her ability to make the everyday sound so extraordinary. I also love Maisie Peters, Kacey Musgraves and Donovan Woods, who is a new favourite of mine.
What is key to your sound and how do you make your music stand out?
In the past, I’ve tried to stay within the pop world and shy away from my love of country, but this year I’ve let those influences shine through and think that has given a new edge to my sound. I’m all about acoustic guitars, raw vocals and honest lyricism.
How does your songwriting process work?
It usually starts with me in my bedroom, playing the same four chords and trying to write a song from the one line in my phone notes that I wrote on the bus home from uni. That’s how Autumn was written, and how most of my songs come to life.
Describe your sound in 3 words…
Honest, nostalgic, eclectic.
How has studying at BIMM helped you develop as an artist?
BIMM has opened doors to so many opportunities for me, from gigs and collaborations to Masterclasses with some of my biggest inspirations within the industry. Before starting BIMM, I had no idea what my sound was, and I think that being surrounded by so much talent and music has definitely helped me figure that out.
What’s next for you?
Autumn is the last release of three singles from me this year and will be the last release from me for a while. It has been so rewarding to finally put some new music out, and I would love to record and release an EP next year if possible. I’m also hoping to spend the new year branching out into writing for other artists too, so I’m looking forward to exploring that. I’ll mostly be writing as much as I can and probably listening to the new Taylor Swift album on repeat.