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In Good Time- Harrison Storm | Review

Harrison Storm’s “In Good Time” is the nostalgic, introspective, breath of fresh air that we all need. It is a subtle yet powerful reminder that the events of your past always lead you to where you need to be in the future. It is the perfect encapsulation of growing with your struggles and finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Simply put, this song is what healing sounds like.

The track starts off with the dulcet sound of an acoustic guitar, transporting you into an emotional and captivating atmosphere. Storm’s voice delicately works with the mellow instrumentals, almost like the waves of an ocean slowly coating the sand. His vocals begin in a lower range, but the lines “I don’t know what’s coming and I don’t wanna know/I try to live right here and let these things unfold” are the first lines he sings an octave higher. This emphasizes and draws attention to the overarching theme of the song. As the structure of the track builds, so does the artist’s confidence in the future, represented by his lyricism. In other words, it’s almost as if the growth of the song is mimicking the growth of the artist.

Harrison says, “I went away on a writing trip last year to work on songs for the album and after the first few days, I was struggling to write anything I connected with. Every now and then I listen to very old demos of mine, to remind me of why I started songwriting. The demo that came up was of a song of mine, ‘Sense Of Home’ and as I was listening to this very first demo I made of this song in particular, I had this wave of emotion come over me.

“It was this intense feeling of acknowledging the time that had passed since I first wrote that song and now. The immense changes I've gone through and how different life is. The difference in the person I was then and the person I am today. Yet I'm still here writing songs, the thing I dreamt I'd be able to do with my days. So ‘In Good Time’ is almost a reply to ‘Sense Of Home’, a reflection on the passing of time. It’s me talking to the person I was when I wrote ‘Sense of Home’ all those years ago.'

“Everything did make sense in good time.” These words are repeated throughout the song like a mantra and are representative of accepting the pain of your past to make way for a beautiful future. With time, your experiences will make sense. With time, you will learn that there is no such thing as bad experiences, as they are just learning experiences. Like a novel, each chapter of your life is a contribution to the whole story. So when one chapter ends, just know another one will always begin.

For anyone like me that is a fan of The Paper Kites, Ocie Elliot, or Gregory Alan Isakov, make sure to give Harrison Storm and his new single “In Good Time” a listen, out July 20th. It will truly be worth your while.

Written by Amrita Kumar

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