There's a special feeling that comes with building a song from the ground up. While I've always enjoyed writing, being able to produce a beat, write to it, and record the song afterwards is a feeling that is hard to describe. I'm no expert and I think I'm barely passable as a beat maker, but I really am proud of this one.
Funnily enough, I started working on this beat the day that Ianah and I had first met. I wanted to look cool, so I had a Logic session open and recorded a few basic chords and drum patterns. As it turned out, she ended up falling in love with the song, even penning down her own verse and chorus for it as well, something she had never done before! We never knew the song would turn into what it is today.
This is a song about finding courage. Its about wanting to be brave enough to divert from the path that most people travel. It's a struggle that many of us experience and it something I combat with everyday. Whoever and wherever you are, I hope you are able to hear this song and smile.
Esc: A Short Story by Kharisma & @ianahmae
This one is personal. To the point I actually feel a little nervous to be putting out on the 14th. What sets this project apart from my past work is that it's a telling of my current personal circumstances. This mini album was my way of coping with adjusting to a lifestyle that I never thought I would fall into. And while sadness may have fueled a lot of these songs, we tried to create little moments of fun and happiness out of them and we hope that you enjoy them. "Esc" is a labor of love, dedicated to the everyday person, made in the hopes that it will make them smile during that dreaded morning commute. This one is for you.