German-Canadian singer-songwriter Alice Merton was born in Frankfurt to German mother and Irish father. Merton's family moved often but much of her adolescence was spent in Ontario, Canada. While living in Mannheim, Germany she earned a bachelor's degree in composition and song writing. She's stated that she's always felt connections to Canada, England, Germany and France.
Merton wows with her debut single "No Roots" and subsequent EP by the same name. Her No Roots EP includes another popular single "Lash Out".