Selkie’s unique sound takes inspiration from the natural world, building ethereal dreamscapes that wash over you. ‘Beatroot’ is her latest release. Take a listen and discover more about the track below.
Describe your new track in three words…
Heavy liquid heat.
What inspired you when writing this track?
‘Beatroot’ is a collaboration with synth guru Patrick Cairns and creative eye Kyle Daniel Lochhead. I came to the room with a melody and half-written lyrics about a process that was happening in my head in response to circumstances in my life at the time. The relaxed, explorative atmosphere between us helped to further fuel the creative fire.
Are there any artists that inspire you when writing?
There are artists such as Björk and Fiona Apple whose lyrics I greatly admire. My own writing these days, though, is usually inspired by meditation techniques I’ve learned and highly descriptive books like The Anthropology of Turquoise.
What would you say makes your music unique?
Coming from a guitar and piano-playing singer-songwriter background, I tend to write in a storytelling, folk style. Fusing this with my passion for all things dark and shimmery is what defines my music.
Do you have a process you follow when writing a song?
I try to have a process, especially if I start to feel blocked. Usually, a song will come from anywhere at any time and all I can do is make sure I sit down to tease it out.
How has studying at BIMM Institute helped you develop as an artist?
I’ve learned a lot about music production and performance technology, which has given me the freedom to explore my own recorded and live sound in greater depth and with more control.
What’s next for you?
An album next year, which I’ve started recording for, and some live shows!