Nicknamed after the attire he became known for wearing in recording studios, Pink Sweat$ is a singer and songwriter who favors R&B ballads consisting of only his voice and guitar. After writing material for other artists, he made his recorded debut in 2018 and has released projects like 2021's Pink Planet with the intent of creating a lasting emotional connection with listeners. A native of Philadelphia, David Bowden was musically inclined as a youngster. He learned to play drums and sang regularly. Raised in a religious household, he didn't get into secular music until his late teenage years, and eventually absorbed a wide breadth of genres. He got into the music industry as a demo vocalist and songwriter at Philly's historic Sigma Sound Studios. With no desire to become a recording artist himself, Bowden co-wrote material for the likes of Rosie Bondz, Natalie Imani, Aaron Camper (including the 2016 single "Guns and Roses"), and Tierra Whack (such as the 2017 single "Child Please" and 2018's "Pretty Ugly").