Tuesday, 10 January 2017
New Music: Introducing - Alice Merton
This one’s been floating around the internet for a month or so now, gradually worming it’s way up the Hype Machine charts and around the blogs, but until yesterday it didn't have a video. Now it has and this signals the time for it to arrive at Breaking More Waves. Warning: It's a very hooky pop song.
Of course the trouble with very hooky songs is sometimes they can become hugely irritating. Rather like a new relationship that dives in with too much intensity too quickly, its hit you with its rhythm stick immediacy can become sickening. It's often why you don't see much pop in end of year critics lists - subtler more nuanced work can often be more captivating in the long term.
There's no doubt this one's a musical parasite, ready to lodge in your brain. Will it be a one hit internet wonder that is quickly forgotten or does it signal the arrival of a bright new long term talent? Only time will tell; but for now just enjoy it. A good song is a good song, whatever.
No Roots has nothing to do with hairdressing and everything to do with never staying in one place for very long, both in terms of geography and mentally; Alice Merton admits that she’s a bit of a wanderer as well as a daydreamer.
Alice Merton - No Roots