Singer-Songwriter, Miles Goodall goes bravely personal for this weeks track.
Back in sunny Brighton, after playing in Sweden and a very successful EP Launch, Miles tells us all about the story behind the track…
What was the inspiration behind your track?
I got really worked up and frustrated having seen my friends in functional relationships and I was being bullied a fair bit at school, not particularly for my sexuality (as nobody really knew) but for other reasons, probably mostly because I was fairly well behaved, smart and played music.
What did your songwriting process involve?
I always try to invest as much emotion in each of my tracks as possible, for example when recording this track I got myself into that much of a state in the vocal booth I was actually crying between takes. Complete and total immersion in the track and the emotion behind it always helps me to get the best out of my takes.
What things do you do differently to other bands?
We have multiple writing processes depending on the track. We are all into so many different music types, and we spend the time really living with the songs we write.
Can you describe your sound in three words?
Emotional piano rock
Have you channeled any artist in particular on this track?
For Make It Alright it was a really spontaneous creation without much constructive thought, but usually my influences are Keane, Coldplay, U2 and Florence + the Machine.
What’s the best thing about studying at BIMM?
The opportunities that arise from being at BIMM are endless, gig wise, networking wise and life experience wise.
What’s the best bit of music advice you’ve been given?
Focus on yourself and only yourself, never compare yourself to those around you or you’ll lose track of why you’re doing music in the first place: because it’s wired deep into you and you couldn’t spend your life doing anything else.
What’s next for Miles Goodall?
Tour, festivals and another single.