Alternative folk, indie, singer/songwriter Bruno Merz was born in New Zealand. He has lived in France and the Netherlands and currently resides in the United Kingdom. Bruno Merz started posting a few home-recorded songs online and word quickly began to spread thorughout the world. He has been compared to the likes of Nick Drake, Iron and Wine and Sufjan Stevens due to the breathy, intimate nature of the vocals and the deeply personal songs. Notably, the song, 'Nine Sixteen' was chosen as Starbucks Pick of the Week and was distributed throughout the U.S. as a free iTunes download.