Out of 1100 submissions, among them around 220 European, Morgendust won the prize for best European rock song. ‘The recognition we get for originality and quality is a crown on our work’, says Iwan, producer and keyboard player in Morgendust. We want to make as many contacts as we can via ICMA, for they are known for their collaboration with different guru’s of the international music industry’.
Apart from still not playing live, 2021 is becoming a pretty good year for us’, says Marco, lead singer of Morgendust. Their latest track easy Way Out came out in June and has more than 5K streams on Spotify and with Storm Will Come, released on the EP with the same name in 2019, the band from Zwolle, Netherlands, has an international prize, the InterContinental Music Award (ICMA) for best European rock song.
The InterContinental Music Awards hands out annual prizes per genre, type of performance and per continent since 2011 and has set it’s goal to promote and support musical talent. Winners get, besides the award, a diverse package of prizes which could benefit their career. Think of 1 on 1 coaching by a member of the selection board, a chance to pitch your music and get in contact with high-ranking people from the music industry.
Marco: ‘The judging panel consists of amazing music gurus who produced and wrote for acts like Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Bella Thorn, Westlife, Gloria Estefan, Celine Dion, Ricky Martin and many Grammy nominated artists as well as companies such as NBC, Warner Bros, MTV, Netflix, CBS and Sony. It’s an honor to see him picking our track as a winner as far as it comes to originality, melody, harmony, composition and quality!
Morgendust makes music because it’s in their genes. Their songs are about loss, growing up, love or the absence of it, the world around us. Started in 2018, released their first EP in 2019 and in 2020 and 2021 they released 4 singles with accompanying videos. Hands from 2020 is their major release on Spotify, but has a slightly different sound. The band calls their sound ‘80 style indie rock.
Check out the winning song music video