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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 ACOUSTIC & FOLK TRACKS

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It's Been A Wonderful Day

If I Don't Lie Down

Today, Bad Wolf Records is pleased to welcome the talented and renowned artist, musician, and composer Ben Drysdale, hailing from Canberra, Australia. He has graced us all with his solo debut release titled 'If I Don't Lie Down,' officially launched on December 15, 2023. Ben has left us all amazed with this incredible masterpiece he has brought to light for our auditory delight. His unique style, which blends elements from folk and acoustic rock, in combination with the diverse range of musical and lyrical resources used in this song, reflects his inexhaustible creativity and ability to compose true musical gems that resonate with the listener on deeper levels. It is almost like this song was written for every one of us.

The main theme behind 'If I Don't Lie Down' invites us on a profound journey of reflection about our own inner strength and commitment not to surrender to the difficulties that life presents us. Through his captivating literary composition method, which makes the perfect balance between the use of metaphors and tangible elements, results in an interesting kind of conversation with ourselves; it acts as a true wake-up call that makes us question our actions and their consequences. What would happen if we chose this path? What would happen if we took the other? This aspect is particularly relevant for those of us who not only enjoy music but also compose it because the main inspiration for this piece was originated in the midst of an environment filled with other artists, prompting Ben to reconsider aspects of his life and decide to pursue his artistic dream.

'If I Don't Lie Down' is that advice you always wanted to receive from your close friend, a brother, or that conversation you always wanted to have with your father but never occurred. It invites us to stay grounded and never yield to our most passionate aspirations.

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.

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.

Mystery

Have you ever wondered why you met "that" specific person? Or why things are unfolding in a certain way? Well, Mark Millar, the talented guitarist, singer, and songwriter hailing from Edinburgh, United Kingdom, has the answer.

Today, he has graciously shared with all of us his latest studio work titled "Mystery," a true gem of rock-folk that delves deep into this theme. Officially released on January 1, 2024, this song stands out as one of his most prominent and outstanding creations to date. Not only does it showcase an incredible level of musical production, with his voice and instruments presenting an impressive lively and colorful sensation through the stereo field, but it also brings forth a captivating revelation through its lyrics.

"Mystery" explores the phenomenon of incidental interactions, those we experience daily without knowing their purpose or where they might lead us in the future. The artist explains, "There are some interactions of no consequence, others are set to catch up with us at some point in the future." His truth-filled narrative gains relevance in today's social landscape, where the apparent individualism of people often leads us to force connections that simply have no destiny, diverting our attention from those that do hold significance in our lives.

In this way, "Mystery" is Mark's gift to us, inviting reflection on human relationships from his unique perspective. Through his lyrics, he encourages us to approach life's daily offerings with lightness, emphasizing the importance of spontaneity in our lives.

Sunchild

"You are born, you grow up, and you die, they say..." but nobody tells you that death, as such, is not always earthly; sometimes it's spiritual, and it occurs more than once in the course of our lives, and after that comes the 'Rebirth.'

With this intriguing premise, Jakob The Liar, a talented folk-pop singer/songwriter based in the beautiful city of London, presents his latest release, "Sunchild," an emotional tale of empowerment that goes beyond merely inviting us to self-reflection; it offers us a chance to start again.

In challenging moments, sometimes all it takes is for a friend, a family member, or in this case, music, to deliver those right words—words that comfort and make you feel understood in the midst of darkness.

"Sunchild" by Jakob The Liar is precisely characterized as a story in which we are a part. With an impressive blend of musical and lyrical prowess, this talented musician manages to create an intimate connection with the listener, where each word resonates within like a declaration of inner strength. Through his harmonious melodies, he invites us to rise and find hope when it seems like everything around us has crumbled.

Officially released on January 5, 2024, "Sunchild" not only marks the artist's first release in the new year but also serves as a sneak peek into what Jakob has been cooking up in the recording studio lately—his eagerly awaited EP, 'Wake Up Mr. Kupferberg.'

No matter if you're struggling within a bad moment or even enjoying a good one, this song will always cheer you up or accompany you on your life's journey, always reminding you that you belong to something bigger.

fairytale

mia van de loo makes her official debut in the musical panorama with her first-ever release titled "fairytale." This captivating track premiered on November 17, 2023, and delves deep into the complexities of human relationships, particularly the challenges of infatuation with the wrong person.

Skillfully blending an atmospheric aura led by the brilliant sound of string arrangements and an enchanting lyrical composition style, "fairytale" paints a vivid picture of the constant struggle between surrendering to love and maintaining one's sanity. Mia's vocal performance is the key to conveying this message. With her characteristic intricate vocal lines that traverse between soft whispered vocals and an extremely high falsetto technique, she creates an immersive sonic landscape that feels magical—something out of this world. This mirrors the way love feels when it blinds us and makes us naive, aligning perfectly with the main theme of the song.

The enchanting journey of "fairytale" is just a glimpse into mia's artistry, setting the stage for her upcoming debut EP, "Open Book," scheduled for release on December 8th. With a promise of even more emotionally charged compositions, this anticipated EP is poised to showcase mia's depth as both a captivating singer and a gifted composer.

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Strawberry Sky

Black River Ghost is a six-piece folk band hailing from Helsinki, Finland. They embarked on their musical journey in 2022 and quickly gained recognition with the release of their first EP titled "Blues Leaves My Heart," which has garnered thousands of plays on Spotify to date. Following this initial success, they decided to unveil their next masterpiece, "Strawberry Sky," which made its debut on November 8, 2023. This song was produced by the multi-instrumentalist artists Bjarki Kaikumo and Pekko Mantzin.

"Strawberry Sky" delves deep into the theme of savoring life in all its flavors and colors. It combines a rich diversity of musical devices and acoustic instruments to create an authentic and emotional sonic experience. The band describes it as a lovely summer lullaby for both kids and adults, a tale of a delightful day spent with loved ones.

Black River Ghost's unique blend of influences has given them a distinctive musical fingerprint, defining their musical identity. This sets them apart in the current music landscape, establishing them as one of the most prominent folk bands of today.

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TOP INDIE-POP AND R&B TRACKS

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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.

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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!

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Good Girl

Janelle Sy'mone is a talented singer/songwriter known for her captivating voice, soulful melodies, and empowering lyrics. Influenced by artists like Anita Baker, Tina Turner, Nina Simone, Jill Scott, Lizzo, and Beyoncé, Janelle's music seamlessly blends vivid melodies with profound and thought-provoking lyrics. She has performed at notable events such as the 2021 and 2023 Taste of Soul Atlanta, New York Mondo Fest, and Charlotte Shout. Janelle draws inspiration from her personal experiences, infusing her music with authenticity and relatability, making her an artist whose work resonates deeply with listeners, compelling and touching their hearts.

Star Love

Solklee, a talented Chilean/Irish singer-songwriter has unveiled her latest masterpiece with "Star Love." Originally conceived to be the official soundtrack for the Barbie movie (Dua Lipa, you won this time, but in the sequel you'll be fired we promise), this song showcases a more radio-friendly and approachable side of the singer, moving away from her characteristic art pop and dark pop essence that has garnered her thousands of fans worldwide. This new venture by Solklee not only demonstrates her skill as a singer but also her expertise and versatility as a songwriter and artist.

For fans of Nelly Furtado, The Pussycat Dolls and Britney Spears "Star Love" it's full of the 2000's nostalgia. It serves as a preview of Solklee's first full-length studio album titled "Fake God," set to be released in 2024 which is currently in production here at Bad Wolf Records.

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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.

In My Cup

Dara Blaxx reintroduces herself with new single In My Cup.
Following a hiatus after the release of her debut EP Arrhythmia, a collection of songs exploring the emotional journey experienced in a less than perfect relationship, Dara is back on the scene with a different outlook and sound. "In My Cup" encapsulates the alluring chaos and excitement of an overdue night out.
With siren-like melodies and harmonies, she floats through the scenes of a vibrant and intoxicating night carrying us from the chaotic pres to the afterparty, sending an invite for all to join her in “going beyond the eyes can see”.
Dara translates the experience of losing yourself to the music and the night as an addictive high that she is all too happy to give in to. This afro/rnb fusion track produced by Winzycool, provides an immersive and silky base for her to lay her flirty lyrics and fluid flow, taking you on a trip you’ll be happy you indulged in.

This Love

Immerse yourself in the heartfelt journey of emotions as Georgia Blu, hailing from Adelaide, Australia, unveils her soul-stirring track "This Love." Released on September 4, 2023, this song captures the essence of opening one's heart to someone, drawing from personal experiences and feelings of confliction, uncertainty, pain, and connection.

Georgia Blu's musical evolution is a testament to her dedication to remain true to her authentic self as an artist. Having transitioned from covering other artists' songs to creating her own original music, she pays tribute to her inspirations while infusing her own depth and resonance into her work. Her unique sound falls somewhere between pop and a ballad, touching the heart and leaving a lasting impact.

Georgia Blu's passion for music is palpable in every note, turning easy listening into unforgettable moments for her audience. Her dedication to her craft shines through, as she collaborates with other artists to further develop her skills as a writer and performer.

"This Love" is just the beginning of Georgia Blu's musical journey, focused on themes of love, relationships, heartbreak, and inner strength. As an artist, she continues to evolve, and her music will evolve with her.

The storytelling aspect is integral to Georgia Blu's artistry, evident not only in her songwriting and performances but also in the music video for "This Love." The video captures the song's themes with key images, visuals, and scenic elements, making it a rewarding and emotionally resonant experience.

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!

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