In a February 1998 interview with Rolling Stone, Rowe discussed his vocal influences and overall style, likening the content of his first album to "a cross between Portishead and Prince."
After residing for a couple of years in New York City, Rowe returned to Europe, eventually settling in Berlin. He continued to write and perform his own music, and also penned songs for the German hip hop band Die Fantastischen Vier. Signing with manager Jobst Henning-Neermann, Rowe briefly returned to the U.S. in 2006 to record a new solo album. Lovelife was released February 23, 2007 on German record label Four Music, but received only limited promotion and distribution. Shortly thereafter, Rowe contributed a song, "The Dreaming", to an advertising campaign for the Tommy Hilfiger fragrance of the same name.
Rowe has since moved back to England. In June 2011, he married American musician Daphna Dove, having met her several years earlier when she contributed backing vocals to Lovelife. Most recently, Rowe collaborated with Dove in forming two musical groups, The Strings and VictoriA.