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Ishan Merchant

The Other Half

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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 chose to use a variation in the second verse compared to the first verse – both in terms of melody and also timing (where the falsetto comes in). I also used a variation at the end of the second chorus to give the song a more of a live improvised feel. Finally, I made the decision to use exclusively bar chords to give this song a more rock feel – this is the fastest song I have written at 165 beats per minute.


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