Neve Bowen – “Song for Anna”

Photo Credit: Fraser Taylor

“Song for Anna” is a heartfelt track from London-based artist Neve Bowen, representing the first single from her upcoming Lifeline EP, releasing in June. The 19-year-old singer/songwriter has made waves the past 18 months with solo gigs around London, including an opening spot for Black Foxxes on their previous tour. “Song for Anna” shows precisely why Bowen’s riveting songwriting is catching the attention of show-goers and single-surveyors.

Described as “the story of the worst kind of best friend a girl can have,” “Song for Anna” stirs with its gradual escalation and lyrical confessions. “The plans I have have all gone bad,” Bowen lets out during the shimmering guitar strums and steady percussion. “Punished by my own design, when Anna takes me for her ride,” she sings, commenting that “I didn’t want to write this song, punished by that friend of mine,” during the subsequent chorus, with further guitar-laden ferocity. There’s an evident sense of heartache and frustration throughout with a sly and risky friendship, with the “did you think you had me at last?” refrain resonating to the satiating conclusion.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup. The submitter accepted our content-based offer, which included financial compensation for our time writing, editing, and publishing this article.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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