I am launching a new solo-artist collection of work in the Indie Rock genre. The project is called Bahada, and represents the culmination of 10+ years making records and being in different bands and musical relationships.
- Los Angeles
I like this. Trippy, psych-y stuff with a touch of lo-fi. Good melodic progression, too. I wonder what an outside producer might bring to the party in terms of the arrangement and effects? That's not a criticism, but it is something to think about. Often you're too close to the music to really hear what else it could be. An outside pair of ears can work wonders. I like the idea of releasing a song per month. The best artists are constantly creating, growing, experimenting. That's the kind of thing that can perhaps start some organic growth in your fanbase. You'll need to promote this project like crazy via every social media channel you can use. Remember that right now, no one is waiting for you to deliver music. You need to grab their attention, keep it, and get them to spread the word on what you're doing. You need to deliver as big an audience on social media as you can. Invite people into the tent. At the same time, going viral takes time. It's a slow process. Don't expect something to happen suddenly. You're in this for the long right, right? Good luck. Keep me posted. But keep your mind on what should happen next. An album? An attempt at a record deal?
Cool song, track name, project name and artwork, makes me want to get stoned and fly to outer space. I imagine this sounds even better with headphones but the production fits your own unique sound. I dug when the heavier drums came in around the 2:30 mark. The vocals while fitting for the song sound a bit robotic and I'm not sure I could listen to an entire album with that effect in place but that's just me personally. This is a song that would def do well to have a music video or some sort of visual accompaniment. If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances. If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a specialized music marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, print media, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, make sure you have a strong social media presence and that you're on all the right platforms (instagram, tik tok, twitter, etc) with a unique aesthetic as this will help you draw in listeners and hopefully stand out amongst a sea of performers. Having strong visual content and music videos can def help get your music out there more than just releasing it without any promotional effort. Lastly I said it above but can't stress enough how important it is to build your own fanbase on social media and really push your own personality across your channels and have it look and feel as pro as possible. Artists have more power than ever these days so take advantage of all the tools available! Also, once you can play live again I'm sure this music will connect with a live audience so def work on building a local fanbase and try to get on shows with bigger acts in your area. Best of luck!