Arlo Parks Wins 2021’s Mercury Music Prize

The singer released an amazing debut album full of warm overtones.

She absolutely deserved to win the Mercury Music Prize which also saw her take home £25,000 prize money. Her debut album, ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’ is timeless, full of narrative, opinion and gives something to all listeners.

One of the judges, Annie Macmanus said: “We chose an artist with a singular voice who uses lyrics of remarkable beauty to confront complex themes of mental health and sexuality, and connects deeply with her generation as she does so.”

Parks herself gave a speech in which she thanked all those around her: “It took a lot of sacrifice and hard work to get here, and there were moments where I wasn’t sure I would make it though, so thank you very much.”

Collapsed In Sunbeams is out now.