Bessie released her debut single Big Sleep on her own label in April 2017 to entirely unexpected acclaim; the song was viewed/streamed more than 10,000 times in the first 12 hours of her existence as a recording artist. With support from BBC Introducing and after performing a live session for BBC Introducing in Suffolk the single wound up with plays on BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music. Six weeks into her career Bessie Turner was asked by BBC Introducing to appear at Latitude festival.
Her second single 'Words You Say' was released In September 2017. It received its world premier from Jo Wiley on BBC Radio 2. The song has gone on to be played extensively by Jo Wiley and Zoe Ball on BBC Radio-2, Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio-6 and Huw Stepehens on BBC Radio-1. In December 2017 Bessie was invited to perform a filmed live session at London's legendary Maida Vale Studios for Jo Wiley and Radio-2. The following month she recorded a stripped back set for Steve Lamacq's Radio-6 Music show.
Bessie Turner's debut EP 22:22 was released on Don't Try in April 2018.