Alice Merton – Mint

I was thinking how are some of these tracks  so familiar? Then I realized No Roots is a single from 2017, and a soundtrack on The Blacklist, and I also heard her perform live last year. And then I remembered that her concert was raw, under-produced and kind of amateur, which is a striking contrast to what I hear on this record. Her quality as a pop music performer and the stage presence of her band were so much out of sync, and this new debut album underlines this again, at least the part about her potential. I wonder if she will drop her skin and move on with a professional band at some point, or will choose a non-mainstream route and stick with the “high school sweethearts”.