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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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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.

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.

Waterfalls

"Waterfalls" Is the latest single by the talented pop artist Nadine Randle. This captivating song is about resilience and self-awareness, and Nadine's message results as an inspiring and relatable experience to the listeners. "Waterfalls" is a stark reminder that even when we seem to be swimming upstream in life, we must take a deep breath to "go ahead and make it." Musically, the song combines pop and indie elements, reminiscent of artists as diverse as Billie Eilish, Francis Moon, Adele, Katy Perry and Olivia Rodrigo, just to name a few. Nadine Randle has collaborated with artists such as French Montana, Chris Kläfford, Lauryn Hill, Gyllene Tider and others. and has worked with major producers such as Joy Deb, Palle Hammarlund, Dino Mehdanhozic, Max Martin, Alex Kronlund, Joacim Persson, Niclas Mollinder, Bloodshy & Avant.

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!

Dancing Tonight

Originating from the vibrant music scene of Nashville, Tennessee, the gifted artist Tash Hills has recently unveiled her ninth promotional single, "Dancing Tonight." Produced by the remarkable music producer Ryan Prewett, this track seamlessly blends various musical styles, from Funk to Pop. "Dancing Tonight" is poised to become the ultimate summer radio hit, setting the stage for a season of musical delight.

Jesus Say

Solklee is an independent Chilean/Irish singer-songwriter. Her musical influences stem from various alternative rock and indie artists, such as Lana del Rey, Amy Winehouse, and The Cranberries. Her musical style is characterized by profound lyrics and a unique voice that resonates with her audience. Currently, Solklee is working on her debut studio album titled "Fake God," set to be released in 2023, which promises to be a reflection of her creativity and personal style. In this third single titled "Jesus Say," she delights us with her vocal mastery in a piece that stands out from the rest due to its more Pop Rock-oriented sound.

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.

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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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TOP ACOUSTIC & FOLK TRACKS

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Live It All

Luna Keller, the talented folk singer, once again joins forces with 'Clouds and Thorns' to present their latest masterpiece, 'Live it All.' Following the successful release of 'Best Days' this summer, 'Live It All' is Luna Keller's most recent project. Officially launched on September 29, 2023, this collaborative effort between these two talented artists offers a thought-provoking auditory experience. It takes listeners on a captivating journey through the complexities of life, embracing all its colors. 'Live It All' skillfully weaves darkness and light together, exposing the beauty of life, regardless of the circumstances. This song serves as an invitation to free ourselves from our own chains of expectations and celebrate our existence as human beings.

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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.

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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.

after we're gone

Dominic Romano is a singer-songwriter, producer, performer, and recording engineer from Arcata, California. His music encompasses a stylistic breadth and depth, spanning multiple genres including folk, singer-songwriter, pop, and bluegrass. His sound is an authentic blend of the old and the new, with reflective lyrics supported by catchy melodies.
Drawn from personal experience as well as from listening to a lot of others’ thoughts, Dominic Romano shares some of his most vulnerable thoughts on what it means to recognize and recover from a toxic relationship. As a production, "after we’re Gone" is one of Dominic’s most ambitious and epic sounding projects to date.

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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.

Isolation

After two years of apparent of inactivity on his Spotify profile, the gifted English/German singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jody Cooper, based in the beautiful city of Leipzig, Germany, makes his triumphant return to the musical scene with his latest masterpiece, "Isolation."

Throughout this apparent hiatus, Jody was far from idle; he diligently prepared for his comeback, proving that the mind of an artists never sleeps, and "Isolation" stands as unequivocal proof of his dedication.

With a revitalized sound and an incredible level of production quality, this new track distinguishes itself as one of the artist's most notable projects in his discography. It is not merely an enchanting musical piece but is also accompanied by a captivating music video, together creating an immersive experience that explores the challenging scenarios we all faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Approaching the theme uniquely, Jody Cooper invites us to reflect on our shared experiences during this time in an emotive and thought-provoking manner, encouraging us to appreciate life in the present moment.

Jody's incredible vocal performance, incorporating various techniques such as a magnificent falsetto and a soulful vibrato, not only showcases his prowess as a singer but also his ability to convey deep emotions with every word. The backing instrumentation, featuring an emotive piano and prominent resonant percussion, aligns perfectly with the theme, evoking an intense sense of nostalgia that transports listeners back in time, only to bring them back to the present but with an important lesson learned at the end of the song.

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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