Meet 17-year-old Megan Bülow (pronounced boo-low), the Netherlands teen who’s been creating quite a buzz in the pop scene. However, Bülow is not your average teen, and she’s certainly not your average pop-singer. While most high school seniors spend their time preparing for prom, graduation, and post-secondary, Bülow spent the better part of the year in the recording studio working on her first EP Damaged Vol. 1 with producer Mike Wise.
The studio time certainly paid off and might have just secured Bülow’s future as a pop-star after graduation. After the release of her EP in November, Bülow was named the “New Artist of the Week” by Apple Music Canada. She also performed two back to back shows at the Burdock in Toronto. She intends to move to Canada to pursue music full-time once she graduates this spring.
Her EP is generating enough interest to ensure her success as a pop musician. The lead single, “Not a Love Song,” has a catchy chorus, relatable lyrics, and a fusion of synth-pop that, while not exactly original, proves to be a successful pop production. Think Halsey meets Ellie Goulding with a touch of Lorde.
In a statement to Noisey, Bülow shares: “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.”
It’s almost an anti-love song, which is perhaps more relatable than a standard love song, particularly amongst teens who may not see themselves in long-term relationships. In the chorus, she sings: “Wish I could tell you that I love you but I can’t.” The lyrics are blunt, honest and refreshing.
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The single has also spawned quite a few remixes. As of right now there are four remixes which you can find on Soundcloud or Spotify. Needless to say, “Not a Love Song,” has cemented Bülow’s place in the music scene. If you hadn’t heard of her before, you will now!