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Each day, we curate the finest and best new tracks across various genres. From Indie-Rock to Alternative Pop to Metal & Hard-Rock, find your next favorite tune here.

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TOP INDIE-POP AND R&B TRACKS

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Be Kind

"'be kind' Musically speaking, it's heavily inspired by 90s rock and contemporary music that pulls from that era (Alvvays, George Clanton, etc). As far as theme goes, it's our farewell to the people we never got a chance to get closure with. "be kind" is our first track to come out since we dropped our EP Garden in June, and it serves as a bridge into our next musical chapter. We went back to our DIY roots for this one and did everything (recording, producing, mixing, etc) on our own. Hope you enjoy, and if you do, we'd love to work together". -Wotts

Yet, I Still Miss You

Charlotte Clarke, the talented and young rising pop star from London, arrived at Bad Wolf Records today to enchant us with her nostalgic and harmonious melodies in the form of "Yet, I Still Miss You," her latest musical gem.

Officially released just a couple of weeks ago on January 12, 2024, this date marks a significant milestone for the artist. "Yet, I Still Miss You" stands as her debut studio release, making a powerful entrance into the global music scene. It stands out for her beautiful voice that manages to penetrate the deepest feelings and emotions of listeners, who are embraced by an intense and captivating background instrumentation.

Ambient synthesizers, cinematic percussion, beautiful vocal harmonies – "Yet, I Still Miss You" is simply a true marvel that will delight even the most discerning listeners. Charlotte's voice seamlessly blends into this auditory landscape, where her polished vocal interpretation is accompanied by the warm sound of a piano, adding an extra touch of sensitivity to the piece, enhancing its ability to convey its message.

In this song, the artist addresses themes such as loss, betrayal, and dysfunctional relationships with impressive lyrical work, compositional skill, and a friendly approach to the listeners, making you resonate with the message and inevitably moving you, creating that necessary space for self-reflection.

"Yet, I Still Miss You" also sets the stage for what will be her upcoming releases, including three promotional singles and a 5-song EP titled "Growing Pains." The young artist has been tirelessly working on this project, aiming to share it with her already more than 2800 listeners on Spotify just days after the release of this song. This demonstrates that Charlotte's innate talent not only captures the attention of those who listen to her music, but also positions her for success while leaving an indelible mark on the world of contemporary music.

Pretend

Lapenzi, a talented singer and songwriter from the Gold Coast of Australia, introduces her latest musical masterpiece, "Pretend." With her signature sound and style, Lapenzi's new single, officially released on October 27, 2023, is an emotionally evocative ballad that highlights her ability to stir feelings of nostalgia in music enthusiasts.

Following the success of her previous release "Cross Your Heart" in August 2023, Lapenzi has already gained over 9,000 Spotify streams and a TikTok following of 15,000. Produced by Josh Beattie and mastered by Panorama Mastering, "Pretend" stands as a heartfelt original song that promises to be therapeutic for both the artist and her listeners. This song it's definitely a must-listen, and you'll want to add it to your daily playlist!

How to Write a Pop Song

"If you think too hard, you will get it wrong; you've got to stay nice and stupid if you want to write a pop song." With this premise, Dylan Galvin, a talented singer and songwriter, emerges from the vibrant streets of Los Angeles, California, to captivate audiences worldwide with his inexhaustible talent and impressive musical flair, while he delivers a crucial message about the reality of being an independent musician in this 'artificial' industry.

His latest studio release, "How to Write a Pop Song," precisely reflects the challenges underground artists face daily—the external pressure that many of us grapple with, often forcing us to abandon our musical dreams just because we don't 'fit in' with the standards. Dylan fearlessly tackles this theme with incredible courage, not only through his music but also by employing a very particular lyrical composition technique. He invites us to complete a 'checklist' to achieve success with a little dose of sarcasm, challenging the current music industry and its elitist role encouraging us to explore the artistic beauty of authenticity.
Officially released on January 19, 2024, "How to Write a Pop Song" marks his fourth studio release within his masterful discography. After an apparently 'inactive' period, during which "In The Blood" (released in 2022) gained prominence as one of his standout tracks, Dylan was far from closing the curtain. Instead, he was preparing this great surprise for all of us, as "How to Write a Pop Song" is undoubtedly one of his most ambitious projects to date.

Departing from the acoustic essence of his previous releases, Dylan has embraced a more daring auditory experience this time, constantly flirting with both rock and pop music simultaneously in an organic way. He breaks conventions with palpable originality and a distinctive auditory imprint, evident in energetic rhythms, harmonious vocal melodies, and his guitar proficiency.

The result is a refreshing sound with the highest quality production, showcasing not only his artistic development over the years but also highlighting his versatility in approaching new genres. Proving that true authenticity lies within us and is not defined by which genre you like to play.

Home

Many songs were crafted during the lockdown, and if you're one of our devoted followers, you're likely familiar with the array of tunes we've shared here on Bad Wolf Radio. Nevertheless, if you want us to be honest, until now, we hadn't encountered a song that captured the challenges of this difficult period in our lives in such a vivid and genuine way.

"Home," with its 3:11 minutes of extension, invites you to revisit those days—not to reopen old wounds, but rather as a poignant reminder to cherish our lives in the present moment. Composed by the talented English singer and songwriter Katie Brown, known by her stage name 'Lullabee,' "Home" unfolds as an emotionally evocative auditory journey. It compels even those who consider themselves resilient to introspect, tapping into an intimate fiber within the listeners and their deepest emotions.

Lullabee's warm and captivating voice isn't the sole highlight; the song's impressive orchestral arrangements and background instrumentation complement the piece, ensuring it captivates not only pop music enthusiasts but also the most discerning listeners, solidifying its place as a true gem in the musical landscape. Standing as the artist's second-ever release, this piece not only showcases the artist's commitment to her music career but also suggests that 2024 will be a great year for indie-music lovers!

Bed All Day

Emma Dilemma, the talented emerging rock-pop star from Christchurch, New Zealand, has recently unveiled her latest gem titled "Bed All Day." Following the success of her previous release, "Other Girls," which has amassed over 4,900 plays on Spotify, this new song serves as the continuation of her musical journey and stands out as her most ambitious project to date.

Officially premiered on December 1st, 2023, "Bed All Day" marks her 11th release in her discography and her second release this year, underscoring not only her dedication to her audience but also her constant evolution as a musician.

While maintaining her unique style, "Bed All Day" introduces a captivating blend of influences from funk and hip-hop music, creating an electrifying combination of elements that will hold you captive from start to finish, lingering in your mind even after listening to it! (Play on loop recommended)

Despite this song delves into Emma's existential crises prompted by social pressure, the music carries a distinctive uplifting aura, serving as an anthem, a rallying flag for those who are striving to stay true to themselves.

21

December 1st, 2023, marks a significant milestone for the British pop star Matilda Pratt, with the premiere of her latest release, "21.".

After a year of eager waiting, this song arrives at the perfect moment for Matilda's most devoted fans, who were thoroughly captivated by her previous release, "Dear You," which accumulates over 16,000 streams on Spotify. In this way; "21" stands as her 11th addition to her discography and serves as her first release of 2023, highlighting Matilda's commitment to consistently delivering her talent to music enthusiast all over the world.

By seamlessly blending elements from indie pop and pop rock, Matilda's music creates an exciting combination of musical devices that showcases her unique expression of talent. This release not only marks her authenticity but also proves her dedication to the musical path she has chosen. The instrumental backing track of "21" possesses a vivid and organic quality, a rarity in an era dominated by programmed or sampled sounds. This characteristic provides the perfect scenario for Matilda's polished vocal interpretation to shine prominently over the music, leveraging her ability not only as a composer but also as a skilled singer.

In "21," Matilda invites listeners to delve into her life experiences. Through thought-provoking lyrical composition and storytelling, the lyrics encourage reflection on personal growth and a contemplative examination of the path that has led us to the present day. Matilda explains; ‘I wrote “21” envisaging my younger self sitting by my side, thinking about the dreams I had when I was 7, and wondering whether she would be proud of who I am today and where she thought I would be at this stage in my life’.

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Wandering Naked

Marina Bennett, the gifted artist from Vancouver, BC, Canada, has come to delight us with her latest single "Wandering Naked". Officially released in November 3, 2023, this deeply personal track is a window into Marina's upcoming debut EP, with the same title "Wandering Naked," which explores a tapestry of emotions surrounding vulnerability, heartache, and the quest for love.

Marina's musical journey has already graced platforms like Netflix, Amazon Studios, and prominent television networks, making her a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, where "Wandering Naked" also shone in the semi-finals in 2022.

With a belief that music serves as a bridge to the unseen and sacred, connecting hearts across the globe, Marina Bennett's music is a journey of the soul.

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TOP ACOUSTIC & FOLK TRACKS

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Wilderness

Nashville's indie-folk sensation, The Prickly Pair, has just unveiled their latest musical gem, "Wilderness," a heartfelt tribute echoing the tragic odyssey of American adventurer Chris McCandless, who became popular for the movie adaption of his story with "Into The Wild" (2007). Drawing inspiration from their own cross-country journey from the bustling streets of Los Angeles to the soulful heart of Nashville, Mason Summit and Irene Greene weave a tapestry of emotive melodies and captivating harmonies that speak to the depths of the human spirit.

Recently released on February 9, 2024, "Wilderness" stands as their first release of 2024, and once again captures the vivid essence of Americana storytelling, delving into themes of isolation, longing, and the relentless pursuit of the unknown. The rustic charm of Summit's resonator slide guitar sets the stage, accompanied by the haunting fiddle melodies of TikTok sensation Luisa Marion, whose ethereal strings add a layer of depth and emotion to the narrative.

The artistic synergy between Greene and Summit becomes evident from the very first note, as their enchanting vocal harmonies guides the listener through the rugged terrain of the song's lyrics. "Wilderness" is a mesmerizing musical journey that transcends boundaries and will bring the most beautiful landscapes, and the wild essence of nature in the mind of the listeners. From the infectious rhythms provided by longtime collaborator Jim Doyle to the masterful production work on hands of Oliver Roman and Bobbi Giel, every element of this track has been meticulously crafted to achieve an immersive, vivid and organic auditory landscape that travels deep down the listener’s emotions.

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One Year

Molly Baker is a talented and young American artist who not only shines with her spectacular and characteristic delicate voice but also demonstrates incredible freedom on music composition and her skill as an instrumentalist. Her proficiency in both the piano and the guitar has led her to compose numerous top-quality musical pieces, captivating thousands of listeners worldwide. She made her debut in 2021 with the release of her first single titled "Go With The Flow," which has accumulated over 162,900 streams on Spotify to date.

"One Year," officially released on January 1, 2024, stands as the artist Molly Baker's sixth studio release to date and unquestionably marks one of her most ambitious projects. In this song, Molly takes us through her experiences over an entire year—a concept that not only proves to be innovative but also delivers an intensely emotional journey. The artist opens up her feelings and shares them with listeners, inviting them to self-reflection and positioning herself as a sort of emotional anchor that arrives to assist us in closing out the recently concluded year.

This piece not only arrives as one of the standout compositions in her music collection but also serves as a sneak peek into what will be her first studio album. Molly has been tirelessly working on this upcoming project, and we are all eagerly anticipating the experience it will bring!

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Heaven's Blend

Cristina Movileanu, a talented folk-pop singer & songwritter hailing from the picturesque town of Dunshaughlin, Ireland, unveils her latest artistic gem, "Heaven's Blend." This enchanting musical endeavor is a harmonious collaboration with her devoted fan, Marjo Gómez from Spain, inviting listeners on an emotional voyage through life's myriad experiences.

Released on February 9, 2024, "Heaven's Blend" is a captivating fusion of folk-pop, indie folk, and alternative genres. With Cristina's characteristic sweet vocal tone leading the way, supported by the skillful instrumental prowess of Mike Fonte on mandolin and guitar, João Paulo Drumond on percussion, and Bruno Migliari on bass, this song transports listeners to ethereal realms where solitude, faith, and celestial connections intertwine.

Crafted with lyrics co-authored by Cristina and Marjo Gómez, "Heaven's Blend" delves deep into the human psyche, exploring the highs and lows of existence. The vivid and colorized mix, courtesy of Bruce Allen’s production work and the incredible musical arrangements by Pedro Araújo, elevates the listening experience, making it akin to strolling on clouds in paradise, aligning perfectly with the song's background theme.

Beyond her musical talents, Cristina Movileanu's artistry extends to visual realms as she designs all her artworks personally, adding an extra layer of authenticity to her craft. With "Heaven's Blend," Cristina promises not just a song but an immersive journey into the heart and soul of human emotion.

Invisible Wars

After her successful two latest releases, "Live It All" in September 2023 and "Ocean Inside Of Me" in October of the same year, Luna Keller, a talented Spanish/German singer and songwriter based in the city of Cologne, Germany returns to gift us another of her precious works, under the title of "Invisible Wars."

Officially released on November 30th, this song marks her sixth release this year, signifying not only a new achievement in her musical career but also the beginning of a new chapter in her experience as an artist. Thus, "Invisible Wars" holds significant importance within the new material she has been preparing in the studio, being part of her third full-length album titled "Oceans Inside Of Me," ready to be released on 2024. It serves as a continuation of her previous release of the same name, both pieces fitting together like a puzzle that Luna skillfully unveils as 'chapters' of a whole story to keep us all eagerly anticipating.

In "Invisible Wars," Luna invites us to explore those feelings of loneliness and frustration with which we have all felt familiar at some point in our lives, yet we never take the time to talk about them.

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steady (Feat. Anelda)

Dominic Romano emerges as a unique figure in the contemporary music scene by blending acoustic tones with top-tier pop productions. His distinctive approach manifests in the synthesis of thoughtful lyrics, backed by catchy and sustained melodies.

"steady," officially released november 10, 2023, is a standout indie folk gem. A collaboration with Anelda, This track delves into emotional stability amid mental health challenges, offering a unique auditory experience. Recorded in romano's home studio, the song captures raw emotions in a single take, with Anelda's vocals transforming it into an autumnal love narrative.

Thawed

Arliston, the talented folk-rock musical duo hailing from London, returns to grace us once again with their latest masterpiece, "Thawed." In this captivating track, the band invites us to delve into a thought-provoking experience by narrating the story of a character trapped in a cyclical loop of behavior. This theme becomes even more poignant in the modern era, where it feels like many of us are living through similar struggles, particularly since the onset of the pandemic.

Social media's fake illusions, addiction, and loneliness are aspects that resonate with us all, making this song relatable. "Thawed" skillfully portrays these experiences, not only through its masterful lyrical composition but also by creating an intense dark aura that transports listeners to their deepest emotions, addressing wounds we often overlook and normalize.

By achieving perfect synergy between the unique vocal performance featuring whispered vocals with falsetto harmonies and a robust instrumental background that travels across the stereo channel, "Thawed" immerses listeners in a landscape that vividly paints the inner world of someone left alone to grapple with life. What sets this song apart is its distinctiveness from Arliston's previous releases, showcasing the band's ability to evoke diverse emotions and remain in a state of constant evolution.

Catch My Fall Again

Swiss-born and raised singer-songwriter Chloé Sautereau releases her new single “Catch My Fall Again” on December 8, 2023. After “Ten Thousand Stories” and “Get to Know You Game” (featured on Spotify’s Created By Women) earlier this year, the artist continues her series of self-produced, stripped down singles, highlighting her vivid story-telling and unapologetically intimate tone.

‘Catch My Fall Again’ is about missing that person, hoping they’ll be there even when they haven’t been. It’s about being confused because your feelings manifest in ways you didn’t expect. It’s in part relieving, though, because it’s about accepting what you feel and felt, the moments lived, and that no matter what happens there’s value in those instants. It’s a love song and while it’s a little sad because that comes with the territory, to me it’s hopeful – simply in that there’s growth in finally putting down like “oh that’s
how I feel”. Both lyrically and melodically, this is a playful one to me as well. It’s a song to cozy up to this winter, to walk in the cold, to fall in love, or to heal to.”

“Catch My Fall Again” was written, recorded, and produced by Chloé herself, with the help of Ben Gordon on bass. Stripped back, the stakes are in her voice and grounded guitar. The track was mixed and mastered by Harry Burr.

Why Don't They Choose Me?

Michelle Lockey is one of those artists who is truly a pleasure to have with us here at Bad Wolf Records. With an immense musical career under her belt and numerous studio releases, today she delights us with her latest and most recent artistic creation titled "Why Don't They Choose Me?", a captivating piece that touches a sensitive chord in listeners, harking back to those high school years and bringing with it a profound sense of nostalgia.

We all understand that this stage of our lives is one of the most challenging; we want to be popular, accepted, and embraced by others, but often things don't go as planned, specially when we are young. Well, Michelle Lockey perfectly captures this phenomenon through her lyrics and the harmony of her music. By blending elements from various musical genres such as folk, country, and pop, she has infused this piece with an authentic acoustic touch that complements her unmistakable and charming voice.

Officially released on January 12, 2024, "Why Don't They Choose Me?" serves as a sneak peek into what will be her next studio album. She has been tirelessly working on it and can't wait to share it with all of us, and you surely wouldn't want to miss it. Once you experience her music, you won't want to stop listening, as her music always strikes the perfect balance between enchanting melodies and a sincere narrative with which you'll resonate in one way or another.

Michelle's musical creations have graced an array of platforms, spanning TV shows, films, and commercials. Her resonant tunes have found a home on well-known series like The Young and the Restless, The Voice, and Longmire. Additionally, her compositions have left an imprint on the cinematic realm, being featured in films such as Speed Kills and Hallmark's Hope at Christmas. Michelle's artistic contributions extend further, enriching the soundscapes of Amazon Prime's Good Girls Revolt & The Path, CBS Inside the PGA, the CW Fall Promo, and various other noteworthy projects.

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