All posts tagged: Alice Merton

Music Focus: Alice Merton

1.11.19 I’ve been cooking some new things to add to the blog site and this is one of them. Music Focus. Every second Friday, Shadowboxerinc is putting the spotlight on past, present, and future music’s artists and/or groups. January’s music focus is on Alice Merton. Growing up around the world, singer/songwriter Alice Merton was as influenced by other cultures as by transience itself. Born in Frankfurt and raised in Canada and England, Merton‘s absorption of different styles and sounds helped craft the worldly progressive pop leanings on her debut, which came out in 2017. As a child, she learned classical piano and singing while in Canada. When Merton was a teenager, her family moved to Germany, where she would pick up the guitar and write her first song. While in Germany, she also studied at the Mannheim conservatory of music. Later, the family would relocate again, this time to England. These frequent international shifts would play a key role in the songwriting process for her first output, 2017’s No Roots EP (Mom + Pop Records). The four-track effort included the fiery “Lash …

New Music Releases: January 2019

1.2.19 Hello and Good Morning! First Wednesday of the year and new releases in music, courtesy of Metacritic… Credit source: Metacritic 11 JANUARY 2019 Jacob Banks Village   Randy Houser Magnolia   Rob Baird After All   Soilwork Verkligheten   You Tell Me You Tell Me [Field Music’s Peter Brewis & Sarah Hayes of Admiral Fallow] 18 JANUARY 2019 Aesop Rock and Tobacco Malibu Ken   Alice Merton Mint   Cody Johnson Ain’t Nothin’ To It   Deerhunter Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?   Guster Look Alive   Joe Jackson Fool   Juliana Hatfield Weird   Lost Under Heaven Love Hates What You Become [Previously known as LUH] Maggie Rogers Heard It In A Past Life   Papa Roach Who Do You Trust?   Pedro The Lion Phoenix   Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow   Steve Gunn The Unseen In Between   Steve Mason About The Light [Ex-frontman of The Beta Band] Switchfoot Native Tongue   The Twilight Sad IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME   Toro y Moi Outer Peace   …