Alice Merton (born 13 September 1993) is a German-Canadian-English singer-songwriter.Merton achieved mainstream success with her debut single, "No Roots." Merton was born on 13 September 1993 in Frankfurt, Germany to a German mother and an Irish father. Merton's family moved frequently due to her father's job.[which?] When she was three months old, Merton moved to Connecticut.Shortly thereafter, they relocated to Canada[specify] where she was raised until the age of thirteen when her family relocated to Munich.Merton's return to Germany prompted her to learn German which enabled her to speak with her German grandmother whom she had only seen once annually growing up.Merton attended a German-language high school before graduating and moving to England.In 2013, she started her studies at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg (English: University of Popular Music And Music Business) in Mannheim, where she earned a bachelor's degree in composition and song writing.There, she met her future band. Growing up, Merton has lived in Oakville, Ontario, Connecticut, New York, Munich, Bournemouth, London, and Berlin, among other cities.Through her upbringing, Merton has stated she has felt connected to Canada, England, Germany, and France where her mother lived.