Vevo Artists To Watch 2021: Bow Anderson, Surf Mesa, Gracey, Shaybo, Giveon


Over the subsequent few weeks, in a sequence of posts, MBW shall be showcasing all of the artists featured in VEVO’s DSCVR Artists To Watch 2021 checklist.

Our round-up begins with…


Annamaria Allertz, Content material & Programming Supervisor, Germany, stated: “Charmed by her extraordinary voice, carried with a mix of soul-pop and hip-hop components, I felt myself immediately gripped when listening to Bow Anderson for the primary time.

“Bow manages to point out an incomparable lightheartedness by her music, even when touching upon heartbreak in a few of her songs. After becoming a member of our DSCVR at House sequence earlier this yr, we’re very excited to have Bow as one in all our Artists To Watch 2021, as we imagine she is destined for giant issues!”

Added Bow Anderson: “To be a Vevo DSCVR Artist to look at is fairly loopy!! I’m so excited and grateful to have been picked. Having the help of Vevo is really a bucket-list second and I’m very honoured.”


Parul Chokshi, Senior Director, Expertise Reserving, stated: “Surf Mesa’s electro-pop songs aren’t solely loopy catchy, they evoke a sense, a temper that you just don’t quickly overlook.

“We’re particularly excited to share these performances, as Surf Mesa has delivered a stunningly sultry model of his hit tune ily (i really like you child) and the ethereal Someplace with Gus Dapperton’s reverie-inducing vocals.”

Surf Mesa added: “I’m extremely grateful to be a Vevo DSCVR Artist to Watch this yr – it’s a program stuffed with unbelievable alumni and to be counted amongst them is a large achievement for me.

“What made it extra-special is that this efficiency was the primary time I used to be capable of play my songs reside because the pandemic started. I felt the power from the Vevo employees on set and thank them for his or her work in bringing the showcase to life.”


Alex Morley, Music & Expertise Supervisor, stated: “Already an achieved songwriter, Gracey made the daring transfer of creating herself as an artist in her personal proper final yr. With an excellent debut EP, alongside a string of unbelievable singles below her belt, we will’t assist however suppose that was a terrific resolution!

“Her upcoming Artwork of Closure mini album sees Gracey hitting her stride with some achingly catchy pop hits. These two performances are an absolute blast and it’s clear that that is simply the tip of the iceberg for Gracey.”

Added Gracey: “It feels so thrilling to be a VEVO Artist To Watch; I’ve watched the DSCVR movies for years and it’s been a dream of mine to in the future do my very own!

“I had SO a lot enjoyable filming and performing; I haven’t had an opportunity to do many reside performances thus far what with the occasions of 2020, so it felt superb! Huge like to VEVO for the help and may’t for what’s the are available 2021.”


Carl Younger, Head of Music & Expertise, EU, stated: “Fiery, feisty and unapologetically assured, Shaybo grabbed my consideration from the primary pay attention.

“It’s all the time a sight to behold to look at a robust lady break by in such a male-dominated scene, and Shaybo brings a further worldliness to the style that units her aside.

“It’s an unbelievable expertise to take heed to her ship arduous bars, then swap into Yoruba as a salute to her Nigerian heritage. I’m thrilled to have her on our checklist this yr, and may’t wait to see what the longer term holds for the undisputed Queen of The South.”

Added Shaybo: “Huge thanks to VEVO for supporting my music and highlighting me as an Artist To Watch. I had a lot enjoyable creating my DSCVR video and it’s such an honour to be positioned alongside such superb artists additionally doing their factor.”


David McTiernan, Senior Director, Artist & Label Relations, stated: “Giveon is without doubt one of the most charming new forces in R&B. He brings a worldliness and magnificence to his music, nodding to basic influences whereas sustaining a completely modern sound – equally at dwelling with Frank Sinatra as he’s with Drake or Pop Smoke.

“His wealthy, deep voice smolders by songs that give well-worn subjects of intimacy and heartbreak a contemporary perspective, and the momentum he’s inbuilt such a brief period of time reveals that audiences are taking word.

“We will’t wait to see the place he takes us in 2021 and past as he solidifies himself as an vital new voice.” 

Giveon added: “I’m so excited to be part of this class. I’ve found superb artists by VEVO DSCVR so I’m thrilled to now be part of it.”

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