Monday Mover #2: Alice Merton – Vertigo

Words: Gery Hristova

Welcome to LDN’s Monday Movers! Each week we’ll post a track to get the pulse rate up a little. Enjoy!

Who is it?

Most probably you’ve already heard of Alice Merton. The Frankfurt-born singer gained enormous popularity after the release of her 2017 debut song ‘No Roots’. The track almost immediately topped the Billboard rock charts, gaining more than 400 million streams on Spotify. Reaching the Top 10 all across Europe. Now, she has over 620 million streams worldwide and magazines like New York Times are comparing her voice to singers like Adele and Florence Welch.

What’s the track?

‘Vertigo’, released by Paper Plane Records International

Why do we like it?

With ‘Vertigo’, Merton is showing us a different side of her life. The one that we’re not expecting a popular singer to face. “How is it possible to love playing in front of huge audiences, when you feel anxious about being judged by strangers in public?” she said, when commenting the inspiration behind the track. It’s not a secret that many artists suffer from anxiety because of their fame and public life, but with the help of young Berlin photographer-director Anuk Rohde, Merton takes it to the next level by creating a post-apocalyptic-like video. The ‘Mad Max’setting is meant to show the way a person is dealing with anxiety and how difficult it could be for one to fight with their own demons. 

Find out more about Alice here:

Listen to ‘Vertigo’ here:

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