In what’s been a whirlwind two year’s for the Gold Coast native, Amy Shark has taken out the top prize in 2018’s Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition for her mega-smash ‘Adore’. As part of the prize, Amy will receive $50, 000 for the universally loved song that she admittedly “wrote in her bedroom.”

“It’s such an honour to win the 2018 Vanda & Young Song Comp for ‘Adore’. I wrote this song in my bedroom and it’s a testament to what just one piece of music can do and how important it is to keep doing what you love,” said Amy.

“I’m proud to be part of a legacy of songwriters that together have raised over $1 million dollars for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia.” Amy will also receive an additional $5,000 Show Group travel package awarded in honour of the late Graham Fear OAM. 

:: Amy Shark’s ‘Adore’: An Oral History

This week has already proven to be a massive success for the indie-pop trailblazer, announcing her largest Australian headline tour to date, as well as taking out the award for Artist Of The Year at the Gold Coast Music Awards. Amy is set to release her upcoming full-length debut Love Monster this July 13th, which features the huge single ‘I Said Hi’. She’ll be celebrating the album release with what will definitely be a massive set at Splendour In The Grass to fans hungry to experience tracks off the new album live.