Hello, it’s time for another review written by Maria Galea. Hope you enjoy!
229 The Venue is ths year’s host to BIMM London’s first Live and Lyrical for this scholastic year. The show features students from different performance courses performing their own originals.
One of the act is Danish singer-songwriter Rasmus Hansen, who is reading a Songwriting Diploma. He is performing his original song, Am I Living This Right.
The song is a guitar-led pop track with vibes of soul and funk. Hansen’s vocals are clean and they cut through nicely. There is a simplistic melody yet his vocal technique dresses it up in the best way possible, as he shows off his flawless transitions into falsetto for the refrain, adding to the song’s emotion.
The singer-songwriter is joined on stage by a full band set up, which gave the song a full sound and was received incredibly well by the audience. Hansen said that he wrote this song five years ago when he was studying a similar course in his home country. The track discusses doubt, which coincides how he felt at the time about being a creative musician since it was all new to him.
Speaking to him after the performance, the budding songwriter said whilst he knows he wants to continue on the pop/funk style, he hasn’t quite figured out completely in which direction he wants to go. He admits he enjoys a good pop song and is in tune with catchy pop melodies.
He’s grateful for the opportunity BIMM has given him, to perform in front of fellow students and other music lovers in an intimate environment. Even in the first term of college, the songwriting course is already inspiring him with new ideas. He says that his newfound techniques are reflected in his recent lyric work.
Whilst commanding him for being brave to perform his first ever song, there is no doubt that he has already set the bar high for himself. With just one song, Rasmus Hansen captured an entire room who listened intently for its duration, as it spoke emotion and truth that cut straight to the listener’s heart.