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Ishan Merchant

See Clear

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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.

The third line of the chorus resolves to a major chord, which gives the song a feeling of movement that I wasn’t able to achieve when I kept it minor. The off-beat strumming build up leading into the chorus creates a sense of anticipation for the song title line “I see clearly now”. I decided to end each chorus with a positive scat line as it felt a bit heavy without it. I also emphasised the chord strum on the first beat of the second and fifth line of the pre-chorus to spotlight the important lyric “I don’t know why”.


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