DAVE Wins 2019 MERCURY PRIZE
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Dave was announced last night, Thursday, 19 September 2019, as the overall winner of the 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize for Album of the Year. The Awards Show was hosted by BBC Music’s Lauren Laverne and guest presenter, Annie Macannounced the overall winner on behalf of the judging panel. The event was held at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.
An overjoyed Dave collected the winner’s trophy and then performed ‘Psycho’ from the winning album ‘Psychodrama’ to a standing ovation from the audience.
The judging panel said “Psychodrama is the musical equivalent of a literary masterpiece: a conceptual album about Dave’s experience of growing up in South London, structured in the form of a therapy session, which takes a deeply personal story and gives it universal relevance. Psychodrama is a moving, musically sophisticated work that tackles complex themes of identity, class, relationships and politics and demands total attention from the listener. It will have lasting relevance for a generation and underlines the importance of the album as an art form, making it the perfect winner of the 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize”
Source Satellite 414
September 20, 2019 7:44am ET by Satellite 414