Bower Leaves Us Wondering Who's the "Queen of the Weekend" He Hates to Love


Hey Bower and welcome to BuzzMusic! We know that you have quite the story to tell, from moving to Miami to now being based in Los Angeles. Would you mind telling our readers how you got your start in music?

My father is a drummer (by hobby) and had a cover band that would rehearse at our house when I was really little growing up in Miami. That was my introduction to the world. Naturally, drums were my first instrument which I started learning around 10 years old. When my Dad handed me the sticks for the first time I remember he said "This will probably take over your life now" and I thought that was the odd cause at the time I was obsessed with the ocean and dreamed of being a Marine Biologist one day. It only took about a year or two before music completely took over.


I later went on to learn guitar, bass, and piano. Throughout middle school, high school, and college, I was in a million bands. We would tour and play all over Florida just having fun and not really thinking about where it was going. I eventually decided if I wanted a lasting career in music, I should study it at a higher level. I applied to some schools and ended up getting my Master's Degree in Jazz Studies from The University of New Orleans. I think New Orleans has the strongest tradition of music of anywhere I've ever been and I absorbed so much while living and studying there. Learning how to hang and swing with the scene down there was undoubtedly the toughest challenge I had ever faced. I wanted to learn how to improvise and play Jazz but I always knew I'd return to a more Pop setting at some point. After I graduated, I moved to LA where I got the chance to tour with some well-known artists such as Vance Joy, Amy Shark, and Jaymes Young. Those first few years in LA, but mostly on the road, went by so quickly and I had some incredible experiences traveling all over the world and playing at festivals like Coachella and ACL, on television on Good Morning America, and even opened for Taylor Swift's 1989 World Tour. This is when I connected back into the Pop world and learned more about the industry side of things. I loved every second of being on the road but my underlying goal had always been to succeed with a project of my own like I had done when I first started playing music as a kid. I eventually pulled back from the session work and began focusing all my time on my own music. I released my debut EP 'Rookie Card' in 2018 and have been releasing singles off my forthcoming EP over the last year. Queen of the Weekend is the third single. It's been a struggle starting from scratch but I'm happy with the progress and really enjoy the work. My experience has really come full circle returning to my own music and I'm looking forward to where that's taking me next.


Tell us about the woman you sing about in your new single "Queen of the Weekend"

"The Queen of the Weekend" is a girl we all love to hate but secretly want to be (or be with). She's the party queen who has a reputation for unapologetically ruling the weekend. She's bratty, vain, and reckless but also fierce, attractive, and essentially at the top of her game. It's a character who I think appears one dime