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Alice Merton’s Single “Funny Business” is Both Funky and Vulnerable

Remember that fun, bouncy song, “No Roots,” that circulated the alternative radio sphere last year? It played on every station, and you couldn’t get it out of your head for days. Well, German-Canadian-English singer and songwriter,Alice Merton, is back with another funky tune titled, “Funny Business.”

The 25-year-old is clearly extremely comfortable with expressing her feelings because this track is full of personal confessions. Lyrics such as “I don’t break hearts // I don’t do funny business,” display Merton’s vulnerability when it comes to past relationships. While the song is a powerful poem about trust and communication, the tone of it is playful and exciting.

When Nylon asked about the combination of her songwriting themes and sound, she said “I wanted to take the seriousness out of everything a little bit, because it kind of fits my style.” We completely agree, Alice! It works! There’s something special about her sassy-yet-sophisticated energy that makes this track an inspiring anthem for women everywhere.

Merton doesn’t hold anything back, and her music is a reflection of her very open character. She thinks music is such a personal matter that shouldn’t be messed with. “It’s like when you’re talking about sex, and it’s weird. But, I couldn’t fake something if I’m not feeling it. If I don’t like a guy, I can’t sleep with him. If I don’t feel the music, I can’t perform it,” Merton said.

We think this single is bound to blow up just as “No Roots” did. I mean, who doesn’t want to dance around to a catchy track that portrays a sense of strength and self-love? And if the rest of Merton’s premiere album matches this vibe, we know it’s going to be a hit. Check out “Funny Business” below, or on all streaming platforms, and catch Mint out on January 18!

Featured Image: Instagram (@alicemerton)

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