On Monday, Alice Merton played the nationally-syndicated morning talk show “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” Alice’s new hit song “Lash Out” has recently broken into the AAA Top-10 coming in at #9 and is also working its way up the alt-radio charts officially debuting in the top 15. She also recently announced a run of fall tour dates. It will be her first headlining tour since last fall.
In May she shared the video for “Lash Out”. The video was co-directed by Max Nadolny & Jonas Stark, and was shot between Berlin and South Africa. The track is included on her ‘No Roots’ EP, which also features the hit title track along with three other brand new tracks. Her previous single “No Roots” held #1 for 2 consecutive weeks at alternative radio, held it for 8 weeks in Canada, and reached #1 on the AAA charts 5 weeks in a row. She also cracked the Top 30 on the pop charts (#26), the Top 15 on Hot AC (#13) and entered The Billboard Hot 100. The hit single is also synced in a Mini Cooper commercial that will be running on TV/Radio through the summer and is the 4th most shazamed song of 2018. Alice just wrapped up a major U.S. tour with Vance Joy. Her single “No Roots” has already captured an immense amount of attention with over 250 million global plays.
8/12 Philadelhpia, PA WRFF Summer Block Party
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
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After the phenomenal success of her“No Roots”debut single,Alice Mertongets wordy with her new single“Lash Out”.“No Roots”also became a global smash with a catchy hook, as the 24-year-old cosmopolitan revealed her soul as a wanderer between continents. Millions could identify with the question of where their own roots actually lie.“Lash Out”picks up on the theme of songwriting from the first-person perspective and ignites the burning desire to awaken one’s own power, one’s own voice, at first hearing.
“Lash Out was similar to No Roots,”recalls Alice Merton.“Being an artist and a human in this world always means confronting people who make you feel like you have to act according to their rules. Like most people, I wanted and still want to live by my own rules. The idea, or, if you like, the need, to write and record ‘Lash Out’ was born of a feeling within me. “
With driving beats and an immediately catchy chorus,“Lash Out”is an empowerment song for the many people around the world who think they cannot raise their own voices. But letting go of control and of pent up frustration is not enough. You have to know what you actually want to fight for, and that comes from deep down inside each of us. No longer holding back, but self-confidently answering your own needs – that’s what“Lash Out”is all about.
“Lash Out”was written by Alice Merton with GRAMMY-nominated US songwriter Dave Bassett (Vance Joy, Elle King). Production was done by“No Roots”producer Nico Rebscher, together with Dave Bassett. The GRAMMY winner Serban Ghenea (Lorde, Bruno Mars, Pink) is responsible for the“Lash Out”-Mix finesses.
Alice Mertonwas born in Frankfurt am Main in 1993 as the daughter of a British father and a German mother. Her father’s job first took the family to Canada, then across the border to North America and finally back to Europe. Alice studied composition and songwriting at the Pop akademie in Mannheim. By chance she met her manager at a bus stop there, with whom she founded her own label Paper Plane Records International. Their debut single,“No Roots”, has sold over 1 million and been streamed well over 130 million times. The song attained Platinum status in Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland. The single reached Gold status in Poland and Italy. Number 1 on the American Billboard Alternative charts also madeAlice Merton’sname across the Atlantic.