It’s Monday, and it’s the first day of term for our Students in the UK and Germany! (How did that happen?)
With a new week comes a brand new Track of the Week. Last week, BIMM Birmingham Songwriter Ethan Mugglestone released his debut EP EM1. This is the final track, ‘Endlessly’. It’s a beautiful song and the perfect way to ease us into the new term!
What was your inspiration when you began writing the track?
I try to write from other people’s point of view if I can’t find inspiration from myself. With ‘Endlessly’ I took the idea of a ‘perfect relationship’, imagined how this would feel and tried to put it down in words.
I chose this as it’s the type of thing people want/say when they are in love with someone. This helps the lyrics and song become more relatable to a wider audience. This idea developed from the lyrics in the pre-chorus and chorus, which then built the foundations for the rest of the song.
Are there any artists that inspire you when writing?
I’m quite old-school. I’m inspired by the likes of Elton John, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel. More modern day artists would be the likes of Scouting for Girls, Ed Sheeran and Stormzy.
What is key to your sound and how do you make your music stand out?
I try and keep my production as strong as possible, because I believe my songwriting (especially my choruses) are memorable. So it’s a case of having the production supporting the strength of the song.
How does your songwriting process work?
I always seem to write songs all in one sitting. I create the chorus/hook first and build the song around that. All my best songs have been written in about an hour! If I have a good start but I lose inspiration, I record a voice note in my phone and listen to it at different times to see If I can build on the initial burst of inspiration.
Describe your sound in 3 words…
Pop, Catchy and Captivating.
How has studying at BIMM helped you develop as an artist?
BIMM has helped me a lot. The tutors have always been so supportive with my music. They have helped me adapt and change my style to fit different genres as well as getting the best out of the songs I am working on. I wouldn’t be where I am now without the last year at BIMM.
What’s next for you?
My aim is to keep studying at BIMM to get the best out of my music. Keep writing songs and collaborate with new artists to help me get better as a songwriter – I just have to keep writing and releasing songs!!