Say hello to the next best thing in pop music.
At first glance, Megan Bülow is just your average 18 year old. She enjoys hanging out with friends, posting cute photos on Instagram, and has recently graduated from high school. But she’s also dropped two incredible EPs called Damaged Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, that have taken the internet by storm.
Better known as bülow (pronounced boo-low), this pop singer-songwriter from the Netherlands is gearing up for what is bound to be one of the best years of her life.
Produced by Mike Wise (known for his work with Virginia to Vegas, Scott Helman, Allie X), bülow’s Damaged Vol. 1 EP is filled with catchy hooks and powerful pop production you won’t forget. Shortly after its release, it earned bülow the “New Artist Of The Week” title from Apple Music Canada and “Best New Artist” in November 2017 by Pigeons and Planes. It’s also racked up a cool 5 MILLION streams and counting on Spotify. Impressive.
Talking to Noisey, bülow described the lead single from her debut EP “Not a Love Song”, saying, “What inspired me to write ‘Not a Love Song’ was the excitement of meeting someone for the first time. Initially it felt so new and overwhelmingly good, but I think I just wasn’t ready for that commitment yet. Or at least that’s what I told myself.”
Check out the song now:
Here’s some must-know facts about the budding star:
She’s not simply an overnight success.
Judging by her posts, she’s been writing and recording in the studio for quite some time now.
She’s not afraid to speak her mind.
Or stand up for what she believes in. Here she is at last year’s Women’s March in the Netherlands.
She loves collaboration.
bülow spent some time in the studio last year with Canadian songstress Lowell and producer Joel Stouffer (of Dragonette)
She’s also not afraid to risk her life for the gram.
If anyone besides Taylor Swift could pull off the snake look, it’d be her.
She loves to travel.
Having grown up in more than five countries, bülow is no stranger to airplanes. And now her music is taking her to even more places including a writing session with Lui Peng in Surrey, England.
She has a really cute dog named Oscar.
Like really cute. And together, they’re a perfect pair.
bülow’s second EP, Damaged Vol. 2, is also filled with hits including “SAD AND BORED” which you should check out below!
What’s new for bülow these days? She’s most recently released a heartfelt acoustic ballad titled “Two Punks In Love”, capturing the idea of young love growing stronger with age. She tells VENTS Magazine, “With ‘Two Punks In Love’ it feels like I’ve gone full circle. It’s a homey feeling. I was creating this kind of music at the very beginning, when it was just me, my guitar, in my bedroom. A lot has changed since then, I’ve gone through shit, my sound has evolved, but that doesn’t mean I won’t come back to my roots every now and then.”
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