Alice Merton

Alice Merton

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About Alice Merton

Singer-songwriter Alice Merton broke through in 2016 with the single “No Roots,” a song inspired by a nomadic youth that saw her live in a dozen different places in 24 years. The song was an international hit, reaching the Top 10 on charts in 14 countries. • Merton was born in Germany, but she soon moved with her family to the United States. They later relocated to Canada before returning to Germany, where Merton finished high school. After a move to England, she again landed in Germany to begin studying songwriting. • Before releasing “No Roots,” Merton contributed to the 2015 album The Book of Nature by the German duo Fahrenhaidt. • After an EP in 2018, Merton released her full-length debut, Mint, in 2019. Described by The New York Times as a “rousing take on centrist 1980s pop with a disco tempo and the faintest texture of Southern rock,” Mint reached No. 2 in Germany and No. 3 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart in the US. • Merton has described her influences as a mix of opera, indie-rock bands like The Killers, and the English singers Florence Welch and Sam Smith.

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