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Ishan Merchant


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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.

I had to decide whether the first chorus should build in energy compared to the verse but ultimately decided to pull it right back which is different to most popular songs. I also had a version of this song where I finger picked the guitar to give it a smoother melodic feel, but ultimately went with a rhythmic muted strings feel to better match the build up pre-chorus. Finally, I decided to keep the intro and outro super simple so that the song centres around the lyric more so than the guitar.


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