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, ranging 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 in music, the BIMM graduate’s first love was actually trampolining. Anderson trampolined at a competitive level. However, her trampolining dreams came to an abrupt end when she suffered an acute injury in a freak accident, leaving her unable to continue with her beloved sport.
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 break-up tune genre.