Monday is here, we’re technically in Spring, and this week’s Track of the Week, ‘Feel it Sometimes’, comes from BIMM Birmingham ambient pop duo Hunger Moon.
What inspired you when writing this track?
Nat found herself battling with a few emotions after a breakup that she struggled to coax herself out of. Writing this song – and writing about the difficulties that she felt afterwards – helped bring it all out.
Were there any particular music influences while you were writing?
Hugely! In the past year, our music taste has really undergone a change. James, in particular, finds himself listening to a lot more music where electronic elements are at the forefront. He listens to acts like Vök, Art School Girlfriend and Zola Blood.
For us, it was a challenge to try and portray these new influences alongside our existing influences of guitar-based songwriters, such as Jeff Buckley and Adam French.
Is there anything you do to try and make your music stand out?
We write pop songs, and there are certain elements of pop production, like the electronic elements. However, we don’t like or want to write pop songs so we try and frame our pop songs in an alternative context musically.
How did your songwriting process work?
This one came about really quickly and was finished really quickly, which is nice because you dont think about it too much. And, the song structurally is how you’d want to hear it in another song. I wrote the main picked guitar line and then I think the chorus came about first.
Describe your sound in 3 words…
How has studying at BIMM helped you develop as an artist?
It’s definitely given us creative space to find and develop our sound, so thanks for that.
What’s your favourite thing about BIMM?
The support of our lecturers for our music. It’s nice that they’re actually legitimate fans of the music we make.
Anything exciting coming up you can share?
There may be a few summer announcements…and most definitely more new music imminently. We have our 25 songs in the back so want everyone to hear them as soon as.
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