New Music: Merchant

Delivering a perfected blend of synth and indie-pop (just in time for the holidays), Merchant’s ‘I Hate It Here’ is an infectiously memorable song that is impossible not to love.

No stranger to the industry, Merchant first honed his songwriting and production skills working with Grammy award-winning songwriter Sam Martin (Maroon 5, Jason Derulo, One Direction), ultimately co-producing Martin’s debut album for Atlantic Records.

As Covid’s second wave loomed in late 2020, Merchant also saw himself collaborating with Duran Duran’s John Taylor, resulting in a new and distinctive synth-pop sound.