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18-year-old Megan Bülow never expected her anti-romance anthem, Not A Love Song, to catapult her into the spotlight before she’d even finished high school. In fact, she very nearly didn’t release it at all.

bülow – who goes by her surname “because I wanted to keep it totally gender neutral” – arrived at a writing session two years ago armed with a chorus she’d recorded on her phone’s voice notes. “But it was just me and the producer who were really vibing to it,” she recalls, so the song got shelved. It wasn’t until a year later, when she and that same producer stumbled across the demo again, that they recognised its magic. “We were like, ‘What the hell, why didn’t we do anything with this?’ We ended up finishing it that day.”