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Ishan Merchant

8 Months

00:00 / 02:36

I'm a 17-year-old singer-songwriter. I've written over 70 original songs and I'm currently in the middle of recording a few tracks with a goal to release a debut EP. I try to tell stories with my music - my style is reminiscent of Alec Benjamin, Jason Mraz and Ed Sheeran.

It was important to me for this song that the core concept of dying was not disclosed to the listener too soon. It first comes up with the line of “8 months to live”, but the clarity of the situation has to wait till the chorus. I considered moving to strummed chords after the first chorus but decided to keep it consistent and more sparse around the fingerpicking so that the vocal is highlighted. Ending the song halfway through a bar was also a deliberate choice.


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