18-year-old Megan Bülow never expected her anti-romance anthem, Not A Love Song, to catapult her into the spotlight before she’d even finished high school. In fact, she very nearly didn’t release it at all. bülow – who goes by her surname “because I wanted to keep it totally gender neutral” – arrived at a writing session two years ago armed with a chorus she’d recorded on her phone’s voice notes. It wasn’t until a year later, when she and that same producer stumbled across the demo again, that they recognized its magic.
The resulting song – a flirty, cutting kiss-off to a guy who’s got too attached – went viral. As more and more fans were drawn to its playful gender role reversal, bülow signed to Republic Records in the US, and Polydor in the UK.
Her youthful tenacity has carried through to her two EPs – last year’s Damaged Vol. 1, and its sequel Damaged Vol.2. With its intricately woven electro-pop – all springy beats and weird, layered soundscapes – her music captures that youthful combination of exuberance and anxiety. It is at once tongue-in-cheek and deeply earnest.
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