My mind is blown and I'm SO grateful!
On Thursday I got a phone call - I didn't recognize the number, so my initial instinct was to let it go to voicemail, but for some reason I answered it. My jaw pretty much hit the floor when I was told that we'd won the grand prize in the USA Songwriting Competition for our song "Get Loud", which was co-written with and featuring our dear friend Abby Posner.
This song is incredibly special and the last thought in our brains as we were writing it was whether or not we might win an award or gain some sort of notoriety from it. Rather, it was an expression of our own frustration with the systems within our society that seem to be moving backwards instead of forwards and a call to action that we felt might resonate with people who were feeling similar things.
We wanted to connect with YOU and I feel we've done just that - mission accomplished - so when we found out that we had won the Best Alternative / Rock category we were absolutely thrilled and assumed that was the end of the story.
I'm honestly still processing the fact that we went on to win the entire competition - out of literally thousands of submissions, there was something about this song that is connecting on a much higher level than we ever could have hoped or anticipated.
Huge thanks to the USA Songwriting Competition and their panel of judges for this incredible win, and to every single one of you who listen faithfully as we continue to create, this win's for you as well - thank you for being here for us.