Mint (Alice Merton album)

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Mint
Alice Merton – Mint.png
Studio album by
Released18 January 2019 (2019-01-18)
GenreDance-pop[1]
Length38:11
LabelPaper Planes
ProducerNicolas Rebscher, John Hill, Alice Merton
Alice Merton chronology
No Roots
(2017)
Mint
(2019)
Singles from Mint
  1. "No Roots"
    Released: 2 December 2016
  2. "Lash Out"
    Released: 30 May 2018
  3. "Why So Serious"
    Released: 7 September 2018
  4. "Funny Business"
    Released: 30 November 2018
  5. "Learn to Live"
    Released: 15 January 2019

Mint is the debut studio album by German-Canadian singer Alice Merton, released on 18 January 2019.[2] It includes the singles "No Roots" and "Lash Out", which were previously included on the No Roots EP, "Why So Serious", released on 7 September 2018[3], "Funny Business", released on 30 November 2018, and “Learn to Live” released on 15 January 2019.

Music[edit]

The New York Times has called the album a "rousing take on centrist 1980s pop with a disco tempo and the faintest texture of Southern rock. Which is to say: Haim, watch out."[4]

Singles[edit]

In addition to "No Roots", which reached number one on the US Alternative Songs chart,[2] Merton spoke to Billboard about an additional single to be included on the album: "It's one of my favorites at the moment. I could listen to it all the time... We'll probably be releasing it in November. When I wrote it, I was like, yeah this is fun."[2]

The album's lead single is "Why So Serious", which was accompanied by a video of Merton seeing strange things as she walks down a street.[5] Merton has stated that the song came about as a "response to the press' questions about being a one-hit wonder [after 'No Roots'] and embracing her individuality through music and a small team".[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks produced by Nicolas Rebscher, except "Lash Out", produced alongside Dave Bassett and "Funny Business" produced by John Hill.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Learn to Live"
3:56
2."2 Kids"
  • Merton
  • Rebscher
3:31
3."No Roots"
  • Merton
  • Rebscher
3:55
4."Funny Business"
3:05
5."Homesick"
3:16
6."Lash Out"3:14
7."Speak Your Mind"
  • Merton
  • Rebscher
3:32
8."I Don't Hold a Grudge"
  • Merton
  • Hutchings
  • Rebscher
3:39
9."Honeymoon Heartbreak"
3:23
10."Trouble in Paradise"
  • Merton
  • Rebscher
  • Tobias Kuhn
2:57
11."Why So Serious"
  • Merton
  • Rebscher
3:43
Total length:38:11

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 19
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[8] 2
Italian Albums (FIMI)[9] 62
Scottish Albums (OCC)[10] 66
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 21
US Top Album Sales (Billboard)[12] 48
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[13] 3
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[14] 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alice Merton Encourages Us to Embrace Joy and Fearlessness on 'MINT'". PopMatters. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Payne, Chris (7 September 2018). "Alice Merton Interview: Previewing Debut Album 'Mint'". Billboard. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Why So Serious – Single by Alice Merton on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  4. ^ Caramanica, Jon (14 September 2018). "The Playlist: Lana Del Rey's Smoldering Return, and 12 More New Songs". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Alice Merton debuts new song, "Why So Serious" – Music News". ABC News Radio. 7 September 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  6. ^ Scott, Clara (11 October 2018). "Alice Merton Talks About Life After Having a Smash Hit". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Alice Merton – Mint" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Alice Merton – Mint" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 4 (dal 2019-01-18 al 2019-01-24)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Alice Merton – Mint". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Alice Merton Chart History: Top Album Sales". Billboard. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Alice Merton Chart History: Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Alice Merton Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 29 January 2019.