After spending the last few years experimenting with different creative techniques, Bristol-based songwriter and producer Tamu Massif returns with some new material that has been well worth the wait.
“For a long time, I would compose a heavily layered instrumental and then add vocals afterwards. Recently, I’ve been trying to do it the other way round: writing the song on guitar first and then having fun with the production – adding things to compliment and embellish the original idea. I’ve consciously made an effort to change my process and have been really enjoying playing acoustic guitar again. I feel like the best songs tend to work in a stripped back form – so starting from that point leaves you with something a bit more raw and vulnerable.”
Beautifully deep, vulnerable and nostalgic in tone, Massif’s single ‘Old Times’ has enough emotional pull to carry any listener through the week:
“‘Old Times’ is a song about being nostalgic for the past. It came together as a song pretty quickly; I wrote it in one sitting on my acoustic guitar. I leaned into the sad on this one.”