Proving she’s more than just pop’s flavor of the week, Alice Merton drops a debut LP chock full of reminders why the siren soloist will be a lasting talent.
Among MINT’s many standouts is “I Don’t Hold A Grudge,” a melodic alt-pop cut born out of real life circumstances. After being ghosted by a friend only to have that same friend reach out after hearing her on the radio, she wrote the song as a sort of therapeutic session. Speaking on the track she says:
I was pissed, I was mad. Because I had been trying to contact him for such a long time to hang out… And I realized that through a song I say that I don’t hold a grudge, but I do sometimes.
It’s an energizing tune with a personal touch and a solid indication that Alice Merton is here to stay. Stream the new cut below, grab a copy of MINT courtesy of Paper Plane Records, and spread that social love: