17-year-old Lucy Parle from the NSW Central Coast, recently took out first place in the International Songwriters Competition (ISC), winning the teen category with her song Back Up – it’s our Song of the Day!
Lucy says, “Back Up is a special song to me and came pretty quickly. I wrote it about a relationship breakdown and all the emotions I felt when I was trying to get over it. It was one of those songs that just fell onto the paper. Winning the Teen Category in the ISC really cemented that songwriting is what I’m meant to do. To have Back Up recognised in an international songwriting competition is beyond exciting. It’s a really raw and emotional song that I think people can relate to and I can’t wait for it to be out into the world!”
The ISC is the world’s largest songwriting competition, with over 23,000 artists entering in 2020 and included Coldplay, Dua Lipa and Tom Waits on the judging panel. Her accomplished songwriting has also recently awarded her another win and finalist placement in the Youth category of the Australian Songwriters Association as well as a nomination for ASA Songwriter of the Year (supported by APRA/AMCOS).
Lucy’s distinctive sound sits at the intersection of folk, pop, indie and alt-country. She is a self-described lover of honest and confessional lyrics and her raw acoustic textures carry a natural breeziness that will appeal as much to fans of Harry Styles, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift and Vance Joy as it will to anyone who loves The Beatles or Fleetwood Mac.
Back Up follows her previous single Crayon Sun.
Keep up to date with Lucy Parle on her Facebook page here.
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