She’s all about a good time, good life.
Erin Bowman is one to watch.
Bowman has a huge weekend ahead of her. On Saturday (April 29), the singer-songwriter will perform her massively addictive new tune “Good Time Good Life” at the Radio Disney Music Awards (it airs on Sunday, April 30, at 7 pm). The song is making waves; it’s topped Sirius XM’s Venus for 17 straight weeks, was featured in a commercial for Target and HBO show Girls.
The 26-year-old has plans to put forth an EP and then eventually an album (she has new music “ready to go”), but is seeing where the ride of “Good Time Good Life” takes her first. I managed to steal Bowman away for a minute amidst her whirlwind radio promo tour to chat about her hectic life.
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“So much of the time is really just driving. I wish the meetings were longer,” Bowman divulged of the mini press tour she’s on. Making face time at radio stations around the country is imperative for emerging artists. For emphasis, she said it once more: “It’s been a lot of driving.”
Tedious. Boring, but understandable. And she knows that. Bowman perks up at the thought of taking the stage at the RDMAs. “Beyond excited. It’s gonna be fun,” she said. “It’s very important. I need to look great. But I’m just really excited to perform.” The nerves begin to sink in. “I think it’s going to be one of the highlights of my career up till’ this point. I’m not nervous right now. Usually I don’t get too nervous, but this is a pretty big deal. It will be interesting to see how I feel the day of.”
What’s causing Bowman the most angst? Forgetting lyrics to her song. “I’ve performed ‘Good Time Good Life’ so much. I’ve heard it a million times when we were working on the production, but I just have this fear of forgetting lyrics. It’s never really happened to me, but it’s always in my head, like ‘Erin, make sure you get the words right.’ I know the song like the back of my hand, but it’s just always in my head that I could forget.”
Then she defends herself. “But, artists are human, so if it happened…” ERIN, SNAP OUT OF IT. “I don’t think it will happen!”
She dived into the beauty of her artistry, and marveled at its power. “As an artist, you have so many things going on, so many things you’re trying to get done, and do. This business is hard, but when you’re performing, it feels like the easiest part. You don’t have to worry about anything that you want to be going on that’s not going on… you’re just thinking about performing and how excited the crowd is. If I could just perform all the time… that would be the dream.”
And she’s on her way. The independent artist has a pop gem on her hands with “Good Time Good Life.” Our lives are bombarded with reminders of the volatile social, digital and political climate we’re embroiled in; a guilty pleasure to lose yourself in makes the track extra special. “Me and the co-writers just [wanted to] write a song that made people feel good. Put aside the bad stuff going on in your life or what’s happening in the world and just feel good,” she continued.
Then after a pause, she takes a deep breath and says, “that’s the great thing about music.”