Spotted: Merrill Crissey – Phantom Pains

Spotted: Merrill Crissey – Phantom Pains

Today It’s time to listen to another track by the American composer and piano player Merrill Crissey! Merrill was on top of my “most played artists” chart on Spotify for 2020, so of course I wanted to post about this track! If you want to learn more about Merrill Crissey, you should check out this Behind the piano post.

Phantom Pains is the third track on an upcoming EP, released as a single on the 5th of februari. The full EP will be released in 2021.

Tell us something about your track Phantom pains!
Phantom Pains is intentionally sparse and melancholy. I typically write a lot more notes in my music, but this piece felt right with much less. Oftentimes after a loss, people can briefly forget that the person isn’t there and it feels like they still should be. It’s like the phantom pains of a person who has experienced the tragic loss of a limb. It should be there and it feels like it is, but it isn’t. Those were the thoughts swirling around my head when I wrote this.

Thank you very much for sharing this with me Merrill!

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