Alice Merton Releases New Song “run away girl”
German-Irish-Canadian singer-songwriter Alice Merton released a new song “run away girl” along with a music visualizer on January 1, 2024.
The song is her first single in 7 months, following the release of “Charlie Brown” last June.
She teased the song on social media in December 2023.
The track was written by Alice Merton and James Dring. Produced by Alice Merton, Paul Whalley, and James Dring.
“Since I can remember, in every life phase I have been in, I have always questioned two things: who am I, and who am I supposed to be? I thought when you grow up, all these questions magically get answered but as I continue to witness, I don't think you ever quite know,” Alice Merton said of the song. “'Runaway Girl' comes from an introspective look at oneself and feeling lost in the outside world but especially feeling lost on the inside. Where do I fit in, in all this craziness? Who do I actually want to be in life? We are constantly surrounded by the opinions of others, who show us what their version of happiness is, so we automatically assume ours must be the same. It often isn't.”
- She continued, “We try to break free from past lives and past memories, pretending they no longer exist. I have found it's much easier to accept the past, rather than forget it, and occasionally letting myself dwell in those memories. Moving homes regularly has taught me many life lessons, but it has also contributed to feeling unsettled in life, restless for what else is out there, and adventurous for the unknown.”
She added, “This song comes to you in a new chapter full of questions to myself and to you. It is the beginning of a series of events that have led me to realise that the more I learn about life and myself, the less I actually know. But what do I know? I am happy to share this with you. I hope you enjoy the next chapter.”
Alice Merton shared on social media, “Run away girl comes from a place of insecurity and trying to figure out where in life you belong. I don't think I've figured that out yet and maybe you never do. This song is for all those restless minds and hearts who can't sleep at night because of the spiraling questions keeping you awake, but sometimes there's peace of mind knowing you're not the only one who feels out of place. Have an amazing new year everyone!”
- source : Apple Music