Great!! Seriously great! Been such an exciting week for me with the release of the EP!
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Not A Love Song”? Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song? (I think these go hand in hand)
Not A Love Song for me is a song that encouraged me to be honest with myself. I was seeing someone at the time and initially it felt so new and exciting, but in reality, there really wasn’t much there. He wasn’t that invested in me either, so I didn’t really understand why we had to pretend we were. It didn’t mean we couldn’t have fun!
Any plans to release a video for the single?
I shot a little video clip when I was visiting Toronto a month ago, so that’ll be out soon.
The single comes off your new album Damaged Vol. 1 – what’s the story behind the title?
Once Vol. 2 is out, I promise it’ll be clear.
Would you call this a conceptual record?
I wouldn’t say this is a concept record in a strict sense, but I’m definitely exploring a theme.
How was the recording and writing process?
I wrote these songs together with writers that I look up to a lot, I love the people I’ve worked with on this project, it’s become really personal to me. There were a lot of late night sessions usually ending in some Chinese fast food from across the road of the studio. Always a fun time!
What role does The Netherlands play in your music?
I think it hasn’t just been one place I’ve lived in that has influenced my music, but rather the combination of the places I’ve lived. I grew up in Germany, so Germany is really dear to my heart and that’s where I initially began having my interest in music and singing. England definitely played a big role in my life in terms of music. I began busking there at the age of 11, and fell in love with it. I soon moved to Texas in 8th grade, which was a really big change for me. I had a pretty difficult time fitting in, so definitely a lot of songs were written inspired by my experiences there, which helped me cope, and I think made me stronger in the end. Moving to the Netherlands was a bit like going full circle to me, as the Dutch mentality I feel is similar to that of my home country, Germany. I feel very at home here, so it’s been good for my songwriting and general well-being.
What aspect of love and your personal life did you get to explore on this record?
It’s so fun when you get to write about your own experiences and conceptualize it, it really makes it mean so much more, making you want to treasure every song, cause each one tells a whole other story. I think it’s important that the songs feel personal and real to me so that when I’m on that stage singing, I mean every single word I’m saying, and you can feel that too. And hopefully relate through similar experiences or emotions you’ve felt.
Any plans to hit the road?
Nothing for right now, but I plan to travel and play live in the new year!
What else is happening next in Megan Bulow’s world?
Lots and lots of songwriting! But for now, I’m waiting to graduate from high school in 2018, and then be able to dedicate all my time to music.