Production / Songwriting
Chasing Trains is the second solo single to be released by writer-producer HULLAH. The atmospheric trip-hop and electronica inspired track journeys through modern-day misery and describes someone as a passenger in their own life, en route to an unknown destination.
A soundtrack to those twilight night-bus travels when your surroundings feel as if they are rushing around you while you are paused in place, HULLAH comments: “I’ve often felt motionless, as if I wasn’t moving anywhere. Despite living in a big and beautiful city that is filled with opportunity, it’s hectic, unforgiving and I always feel like I’ve got somewhere to go but nowhere to be.”
The track is “an attempt to make sense of the grind and chase of city life,” explains HULLAH.
He goes on to say: “The first thing I did over the drum track was sampling and processing a single guitar note; bringing a sense of detachment as it drifts above the rest of the production. I was submerged in the cold, dejected beats of trip-hop, Burial, Portishead and the 90’s tracks of Everything but the Girl during the nights I wrote and produced Chasing Trains – I wanted the synths and vocals to glide while the bass and drum track grind and jolt.”