Track of the Week

Pavit Sanghera – You Ran Away

1st June 2020


It’s June, and summer is well and truly rolling in!

Whilst the sun is shining, ease into your Monday morning with the latest release from BIMM Birmingham’s Pavit Sanghera. Her sound is a R&B and Indian fusion – it is the perfect easy listen to start your day.

What was your inspiration when you began writing the track?

When I wrote this track the inspiration came from heartbreak. A close person in my life decided to leave me just when things got tough for me and I channeled the feelings I felt during that time and also how I felt now about it.

Are there any artists that inspire you when writing?

My main inspirations are Jessie J and Demi Lovato in terms of vocals. But as far as music goes I have many, for example: Jorja Smith, SZA, H.E.R, Billie Eilish and many more.

What is the key to your sound and how do you make your music stand out?

My sound, I think is very unique. Coming from an Indian classical background I incorporate that into my music as much as I can. Not a lot of artists are doing R&B/Indian fusion tracks at the moment so i am essentially filling a gap in the market. A lot of girls and boys that relate to my background or skin colour will feel like they have a voice and I want to be that representation for them in the mainstream media.

How does your songwriting process work?

For me, I normally come up with a melody and record it on my phone so that I don’t forget it. Then I go to my piano or guitar and start playing random chords that go with the melody. I then start adding lyrics that at this pint don’t really make sense but it’s more to see what flow is working with the melody. Once I get that base of the song down I start writing actual lyrics. The Chords and melody, for me take about 10 minutes. The lyrics could take anywhere from 10 minutes to days or sometimes even years.

Describe your sound in 3 words…

Unique, Powerful and Impactful

How has studying at BIMM helped you develop as an artist?

BIMM has really helped me understand myself as an artist and as a brand. I also have gained so much knowledge about the music industry and the laws that are in place for artists like me such as Copyright. Basically made me ready for the real world of the western music industry.

What’s next for you?

With everything that is going on in the world at the moment I do not know exactly. I have a few singles lined up to be released that are going to be a bit of a different pace from my previous releases, maybe even better, that will hopefully be coming out sometime this year. I also have a few live shows booked around Birmingham once it’s safe for everyone to enjoy live music again.

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