Ian “Imagine” Merritt is an aspiring singer, rapper, songwriter hailing from Hillside, New Jersey. Imagine began freestyle battling at the age of 12 and honing his craft throughout high school. Along the way, he developed a passion for singing. As most talented singers, Imagine was raised in the church, and Gospel music was instilled in him from the start. Influences from artist like Cold Play, Radiohead, Mutemath, NERD, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Outkast and many more, helped to create his sound; which is a combination of Electric Pop, Alternative Rock, Hip-Hop, and R&B. With the mixture of ambient beats, live instruments, soulful vocals and a splash of everything in between, Imagine’s sound is already being quoted as “a breath of fresh air”. Take a listen below and embark on the Imagine journey.