Indie-pop due, Xavier and Ophelia have recently released their second captivating album titled “I Hate Birds” at the end of last year. The duo are making waves as their track “Falling Down” has now been granted as one of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize Winners in the Elelctronic category.
With over 20k in prizes to be won, we encourage you to check out this up and coming, dynamic duo and their song “Falling Down” at YouTube. Every vote counted and your support has made a lifetime of difference for the cute, quirky and very much talented artists.
About Xavier and Ophelia:
“Collectively we are interested in finding the perfect jingle bells, exploring weird sound textures, ridding the world of flyaway cat hair, wearing cool glasses, finding THE microphone, performing Bossa Nova tunes on the Q Chord, late-night studio haunting, traveling to remote destinations, scarves that don’t leave fuzzies stuck to your lip, writing writing writing songs, 4th grade humor, fun hats, big hair.” – See more at: www.xandomusic.com
About the John Lennon Songwriting Contest:
This international songwriting contest began in 1997 and is open to both amateur and professional songwriters across 12 categories. The JLSC is open all year-round and features two sessions with 72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners and one “Song of the Year”.
Entries are judged on originality, melody, composition and lyrics and not on the basis of a ‘professional’ sounding recording. Artists may enter their compositions in any of the following categories: Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, Gospel/Inspirational, Latin, Electronic, Folk and Children’s Instrumental. Some of the members on this year’s judging panel are George Clinton, The Black Eyed Peas, Prince Royce, 311 and Jim Steinman.
This year, they are giving away their biggest prize package yet, worth over $300,000. Based on their level of achievement, winners will receive studio equipment from a number of quality providers including Yamaha, Audio – Technica and Propellerhead. The highest honour bestowed in the contest, the writer of the “Song of the Year” will receive a $20,000 cheque, as well as several other prizes.
More information at jlsc.com
Every year the John Lennon Songwriting Contest gives many great opportunities to all kinds of artists from around the world. We cannot wait to see what the contest has in store for us this year. Good luck to all artists!!