Alice Merton – S.I.D.E.S.

Photo by Danny Jungslund

Alice Merton’s debut album MINT saw the Berlin-based musician achieve phenomenal success. A fixture on Top 10 charts across Europe, Alice has accumulated 1 billion streams and was the winning judge of the German edition of The Voice

As also indicated by its recent tracks “Same Team” (which was just added to the SiriusXM Alt Nation rotation), “Vertigo,” “Hero,” and “Island,” the S.I.D.E.S. album is a bold evolution from the style Alice presented on the MINT album. Sonically, it’s darker, drawing on angsty modern pop, alt-rock and other more abrasive sounds, while its themes are deeper and more introspective but with an undercurrent of hope. There’s no mistaking the power of Alice’s voice, but now there’s undoubtedly a heightened passion and attitude to her superlative delivery. Alice co-produced and co-wrote all fifteen songs that feature on the album. Other high profile collaborators include Koz (Dua Lipa), Jonny Coffer (Beyoncé, Ellie Goulding), and Jennifer Decilveo (Anne-Marie, Andra Day).

Alice adds, “The last two years have been challenging for everyone in some way or another. Friends and family were lost, restrictions were enforced for the first time since I’ve been alive, and mental strength had been tested to its limit. S.I.D.E.S. tells my story of how I experienced these past years. It’s a summary of the ups and many downs, the psychological challenges I faced, and somehow realizing that there will always be another side to the story-the question is just how and when do you get there.”

S.I.D.E.S. – TRACKLISTING

01. Loveback
02. Island
03. Future
04. Same Team
05. Blurry
06. Everything
07. Blindside
08. Shiny Things
09. 100 Stories
10. Hero
11. Mania
12. Vertigo
13. Breathe In, Breathe Out
14. Letting You Know
15. The Other Side

ALICE MERTON LINKS
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