2020 NSC Winner Lucy Parle also wins International Songwriting Competition
A winner in the ACMF’s 2020 National Songwriting Competition – 17 year old Lucy Parle from the Central Coast (NSW) also took out 1st place in the International Songwriters Competition (ISC) winning the TEEN category for the same song “Back Up”.
The ISC is the world’s largest songwriting competition, with over 23,000 artists entering in 2020 and attracting judges including Coldplay, Dua Lipa and Tom Waits.
Lucy says of the ACMF’s competition, “I first entered the ACMF Songwriting Competition when I was 14 years old. I put my thoughts into songs, and people relate to them. “Back Up” is a personal and emotional song to me – so it was really rewarding to have it recognised internationally.”
Lucy is a gifted storyteller. The young singer/songwriter is currently working on her debut album while completing her final year of high school. Her debut single ‘Crayon Sun’ received glowing reviews in Triple J’s Unearthed High with Boutique Indie Label Double Drummer signing her in March this year.
Keeping good company, other Australian artists who won categories or placed highly in the highly acclaimed IRC included Birds of Tokyo, Mia Wray, Mia Rodriguez, Golden Features, The Presets and Merci, Mercy.
Lucy’s glowing success is an encouragement to all ACMF competition entrants, and is a testament to the wonder of songwriting, and its benefits for Australia’s young people.
To listen to her song “Back Up”, and songs by other 2020 National Songwriting Competition Winners: CLICK HERE.