It’s Monday, it’s the first day back after the Christmas Break, and it’s time for Track of the Week. This week from BIMM Manchester’s HANĀ with her most recent release, ‘Demons & Lies’ – listen now.
What inspired you when writing this track?
There wasn’t really any initial inspiration for this track, as it was one of the first songs I had written on the guitar. So, I guess I was experimenting with my sound, and going with any ideas that popped into my head.
Who/What were your musical influences on this track?
My earlier influences during the time of writing ‘Demons & Lies’ involved artists like, Gabrielle Aplin, James Blunt and Katie Melua. Having recently re-produced the song, the production is influenced by my one of my biggest influencers to date, SIGRID.
Is there anything you do to try and make your music stand out?
Not really, I guess I just let my music happen naturally and hope that my sound stands out for what it is without forcing it to sound a particular way.
How does your songwriting process work?
I usually start off by playing around with chords and melodies on the piano or the guitar, until something catches my attention! Then the lyrics usually come last (the hardest part for me!).
Describe your sound in 3 words…
Electro-pop, current, unique.
How has studying at BIMM helped you develop as an artist?
Studying at BIMM has allowed me to connect and work with industry experts, an opportunity that doesn’t come easy! Knowing what to expect from the music industry has helped me to operate on a more professional level.
What’s your favourite thing about studying at BIMM?
My favourite thing I have experienced is the support, the encouragement and the belief in my music that I have received from the tutors. Because of their experience and success, I value their advice and expertise so much.
Anything exciting coming up you can share?
I am hoping to release my next single in a few months time!