Alice Merton Shares “Loveback”

Alice Merton’s recent singles have established an uncompromising new attitude as she laces her sound with edge, experimentation and outspoken honesty. At the same time, her darker approach is only making her alt-pop more enticing by adding a fresh element to a style that took her to a billion+ streams and a rush of Top 10 charts across Europe. She’s now positioned to breakthrough into a wider international audience, as evidenced by her recent single “Same Team” being named as Jo Whiley’s Infatuation on BBC Radio 2, and introduced on Elton John’s radio show Rocket Hour.

Today, Alice strides towards the June 17th release of her second album S.I.D.E.S. by sharing the new song “Loveback”. “Loveback” opens S.I.D.E.S. with a bang. At first it feels like a bellicose leap into indie-rock and power-pop, but cheerleader-style group vocal shouts and left field alt-pop traits soon set its fun factor to stun. While it provides a playful opening punch to the album, there’s a serious note too. Her lyrics introduce the themes that follow throughout with the rebellious statement: “Watch my lips as I say: I don’t need you!”

Alice says, “‘Loveback’ talks about waking up one day and realising someone has stolen a part of you that you want back.It was the realisation that I didn’t ‘need’ anyone to exist. I was never dependent on anyone or anything, even if it at times felt like it. I felt like I was handing out something I was rarely getting back. At some point, I felt like I had forgotten why I’m doing what I’m doing, and felt like I had lost sight of what’s really important to me.”

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