Bow Anderson


With vocals reminiscent of Amy Winehouse, and catchy piano hooks bringing back memories of early Kate Nash, it is no wonder that Bow Anderson’s debut single “Sweater” is hitting the hearts of tastemakers far and wide, These range from Sir Elton John, who played the track on his Apple Music show, to BBC One, where it was picked as the Tune of the Week. 

But it isn’t just rock royalty taking note of the Scottish singer. The Guardian, Line of Best Fit and U Discover Music have all featured the track, calling it ‘rollicking,’ ‘irresistible’ and ‘soulful,’ respectively. Listeners agree, seeing “Sweater” rack up more than a million Spotify spins since its March release, a feat that Anderson “can’t quite believe.”

Though scoring such impressive early success, being involved in music was not a lifelong ambition for the BIMM graduate. Prior to music, Bow was into trampolining at a competitive level. However, her trampolining career was brought to an abrupt end when Anderson suffered an acute injury in a freak accident, making competing in her beloved sport an impossibility.

Illustrating the truism of one door closing while another opens, the demise of Anderson’s athletic career led to her discovery of singing and songwriting, as her rehabilitation included duetting with her dad. Combining her love of classic Motown hits with the sass of contemporary pop diva brilliance, “Sweater” showcases Anderson’s impressive octave range while bringing a bright cheerfulness to the breakup tune genre.

She has since released three EPs and now boasts over one million monthly listeners on Spotify, helped by the fact that she has been included in Spotify’s prestigious New Music Friday playlist. Bow is definitely destined for big things, and we hope we can hear a full-length album in the future!

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