Since emerging from the west country back in 2022, 26 year old pop-punk poster boy Zack Fowler has been channelling the likes of Blink 182, Machine Gun Kelly and Sum 41 in order to create his own brand of emotionally-charged and upbeat pop-punk that manages to pay homage while dragging the genre kicking and screaming into the contemporary.
Having spent his youth being excluded and eventually expelled from several schools before finally receiving a diagnosis for several disabilities including ADHD.
It was a diagnosis that allowed Fowler to finally understand aspects of his life he previously hadn’t, something that he’s taken forward and now plays a big part in his song writing and lyricism while helping those of his fans in a similar position to he was to feel seen, heard and most importantly understand, with some even going so far as to get tattoos of his logo.
With 15k monthly listeners on Spotify, and his last single ‘drunk text’ racking up over 50,000 streams in its first month, it’s obvious that Zack Fowler is making all the right moves, and impressing all the right people. Indeed his current single is doing much the same.
A rousing call to arms that will resonate with many, ‘SOS’ is two minutes of cathartic contemporary pop-punk that will appeal to fans of Blink 182 and Machine Gun Kelly alike. With a narrative that tells the story of an anxiety-ridden party animal that eventually snaps and destroys his demons, it’s a familiar story and then that speaks to Fowler on a personal level.
“SOS is about a shell of a party life providing dopamine but inside trying to escape from it all.” Fowler explains. “A cry for help that wasn’t heard over the noise of the party.”
With three singles under his belt already, and with 8 more in the pipeline to be drip fed to fans over the next year or so, you can expect to be hearing a lot more from Fowler over the next 12 months.