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Genre Synergy™ is where musical kindred spirits unite!

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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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.

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.

It's Been A Wonderful Day

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.

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!

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.

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.

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Where We Started

Colin Manson, a gifted singer-songwriter hailing from Totnes, United Kingdom, makes his official debut on the musical scene with the release of his first single, “Where We Started.” Officially released on 10/11/23, this captivating track leverages his expertise both, as a musician and composer. Colin shines with his vocal ability, moving listeners through his heartfelt lyrics, and also showcases his skill as an instrumentalist with his guitar. The combination of both elements creates an intense, immersive, and cinematic aura that will draw listeners into the heart of this composition and his artistry, delivering an emotive message.

“Where We Started” delves into the most personal and genuine memories of Colin during his childhood, growing up in a beautiful rural village on the west coast of Scotland. The story behind this song invites listeners to experience how it was to leave this tranquility as he transitioned into adulthood. It explores what it feels like to return to this peaceful place after all those years, where things were very different, showcasing immense nostalgia in every note and chord.

This song reminds us of the real and valuable things in life, and how we begin to notice them only once we've lost them. It not only imparts a life lesson but also invites us to reconnect with our pure essence.

To stay updated about Colin's latest news and upcoming releases, don't forget to follow him on the social media!

S.E.L.

Delivering a compelling exploration of modern relationships and the intricate dynamics of today's dating landscape, Marcus Mackey, a talented singer/songwritter hailing from Los Angeles, California, takes center stage with his latest single, "S.E.L.,” (Someone else’s lover).” With an infectious dance groove intertwined with heartfelt lyrics, this song offers a striking juxtaposition that exemplifies Mackey's musical prowess. Serving as an enthralling introduction to his journey toward stardom, "S.E.L." showcases Mackey's artistry as he navigates the path to recognition in the music industry. "S.E.L." is available now to stream and download worldwide.

“‘Someone Else’s Lover’ takes you on this rollercoaster through today's dating scene – all those crazy layers and complications,” explains Mackey. “I made ‘S.E.L.’ not to solve the problem, but to at least get you dancing through it.” Mackey's inspiration stems from personal experiences, infusing the song's authenticity with vivid emotions. This fusion of danceable pop and poignant heartbreak resonates akin to well-known talents such as Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, and JVKE. Mackey's distinct EDM pop vibe injects a positive perspective into moments of sorrow, culminating in a motivational auditory experience that invites audiences to dance their way through life's challenges.

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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.

glory days

"a_shes, a remarkably talented singer and songwriter hailing from the vibrant music scene in the UK, splits his creative presence between the bustling cities of London and Cambridge. His artistic prowess shines through in his latest release, "glory days," unveiled to the world on October 13th. With this track, a_shes skillfully weaves a musical tapestry that seamlessly transports listeners back to the early 2010s, evoking the indie vibes that once dominated the Tumblr music landscape.

"glory days" is not just a song; it's a captivating masterpiece that transcends the boundaries of genres. Drawing inspiration from dream pop and electronic music, a_shes masterfully combines diverse elements to create a nostalgic yet refreshing auditory experience. The song invites its audience on an enchanting journey, immersing them in a world where the ambiance sounds serve as a backdrop to a_shes's deep, smooth vocal delivery. From the very first notes, listeners are pulled into the heart of the music, entranced by the hypnotic blend of sound and emotion.

What sets "glory days" apart is its mesmerizing musical structure. The song delicately begins with soft, subtle sounds, gradually building momentum until it crescendos into a euphoric chorus that resonates with raw emotion. Each note, each lyric, contributes to the song's irresistible charm, leaving an indelible mark on the listener's soul.

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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