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Indie Music Contest Winner Alessia Labate and Her New Single ‘Something Special’ – Out Now!

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The April 2020 Indie Music Contest garnered a staggering 18,267 votes, with over 200 artists competing for an insane prize pool worth over $2000. We would like to say thank you to all the artists that submitted their music and to all of you who voted for their favourites. As well as our official partner – ForTheLoveOFBands for their collaboration.

Beating out the competition was our winner – Alessia Labate! She has landed herself an abundance of Music Gateway services, worth over $1,700. The full list of prizes is as follows:

  • Music Gateway’s Game Changer Account
  • A 3 Week Spotify Campaign
  • As well as an Artist Development Programme also provided by Music Gateway

Alessia’s competition win comes perfectly timed to support her brand new single ‘Something Special’ – Out Now!

Check out ‘Something Special’ here:

‘Something Special’ For Us

Alessia Labate 'Something Special' Artwork

Alessia Labate will grace our ears with something truly special come June 25th. During a time when most of us feel separated and estranged from our closest friends, ‘Something Special’ aims to bridge the gap and remind us of the connection and happiness that our friends bring us every day.

Written in the intimacy of her small home studio, Alessia wrote this song during a video-call session with Ryan Stewart (Carly Rae Jepsen, Alan Walker, Simple Plan). Completely stripped down, raw and intimate; the song celebrates friendship. With the production being fairly minimal it allows Alessia’s vocals to pop and soar, demonstrating her talent as an artist. The vocals are backed beautifully throughout the whole song, with a hint of rhythm towards the end.

Did you know? Along with the release of her brand new single, Alessia will be releasing a music video for ‘Something Special’. Directed by her friend who formed the inspiration for the song.

Who Is Alessia Labate?

The Milan-based, 22-year-old singer-songwriter, producer and guitarist has always been surrounded by creative minds. Growing up surrounded by music and the performing arts Alessia found herself singing and dancing from a young age.

She was first discovered as a contestant on Io Canto (an Italian talent show) at the age of 12. A few years later, Alessia began to develop her songwriting and entered The Voice of Italy at just 17 years old. These public appearances would shape the way she created music and help pave the way for her to enter the prestigious songwriting school CET – Mogol to perfect her talent.

Alessia released her first single ‘Black Soul’ in January 2019. Gaining a good amount of attention, Alessia was approached to be the first featured artist of 2019 on Spinnup’s website. So far in 2020, she has scored 2 Spotify Editorial playlists with the releases ‘Move On’ and ‘Ironic’.

Alessia is now set to release her new single on June 25th and this is one song you don’t want to miss.

Find & Follow Alessia Labate

Instagram | Soundcloud | Spotify | YouTube | Twitter

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