Germany-based indie alternative singer-songwriter Alice Merton released a new track today called “Why So Serious,” which comes with an official video as well. Additionally, Merton announced her debut LP Mint, which is due out in January.
“Why So Serious” is about trying to write her next hit, but then realizing that she should just have fun with the whole process: ‘I was a little upset that everyone would ask if the next song would be as successful as ‘No Roots’. And then I thought, screw this! I’m happy, I have the time of my life, so: Why so serious?’ Although sticking to Alice’s electric guitar riff-laden sound she’s come to form, this song brings a more pop filled positioning with a well-honed production and strong melody and chorus leading into a well-written Bridge of ‘I want to live with no regrets, I don’t want to care of what if’s, cos what if those things don’t last’.
I was lucky enough to catch her when she came through Boston recently, supporting Vance Joy, and she captured the attention of the somewhat buzzed after-work crowd who were all supportive of her spot opening for Joy. Don’t sleep on Alice Merton, she’s got a whole hell of a lot of hits living inside of her just waiting to come out.
Catch her in a city near you:
10/3 West Hollywood, CA The Roxy Theatre
10/4 San Francisco, CA August Hall
10/6 Austin, TX ACL Music Fest
10/10 Pomona, CA The Glass House
10/12 Austin, TX ACL Music Fest
10/14 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
10/17 Washington, D.C. U Street Music Hall
10/18 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
10/20 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
10/26 Detroit, MI The Majestic