Continuing looking at the emerging pop music scene. It’s no secret that Canada has produced some of the biggest pop stars in the world, such as Avril Lavigne, Nelly Furtado, Carly Rae Jepson, and Justin Bieber. Blog readers know I’m always looking out for new artists on the cusp of breaking out. Similarly, when noting the success of Tate McRae. This prompted me to check out one of the latest Geffen Records signees. That’s how I discovered Braden Bales. Despite his rise to fame on TikTok, we should not be put off by this fact. This 21-year-old singer-songwriter’s music is authentic, and his lyrics are deeply personal. When listening to the songs, I was particularly struck with the confessional nature of the narratives teamed with the authenticity expressed.

Braden’s musical talent is undeniable, and his recent releases are a testament to his artistry. From his debut EP “Nomad” to his latest sophomore EP release “Catalyst,” released in swift succession to one another. It is abundantly clear he’s a rising star. Therefore, why wait for the right time to break out when he already has a plethora of authentic and listenable songs ready to go? Since owing to his talent and dedication, he is boundless to make a splash in the music industry.

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Braden’s music is truly special, and part of what makes it so unique is his self-examining lyrics. His latest singles, “Hostage” and “Me Myself and You,” are perfect examples of this attribute. Drawing inspiration from his own experiences with stress and anxiety. Braden creates music that deeply connects with his audience on a personal level. In a world where we often feel disconnected, Braden’s music reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles and that we can overcome them.

Braden Bales says, “I wrote “Hostage” during a time in my life where nothing felt real. I just had a song go viral and I felt like people only liked me for the moment I was having instead of who I am, and I needed to detach from the pressure that came with those feelings. “Hostage” is about the fear of not living up to everyone else’s expectations of me and worrying about the loneliness I might feel after my ‘moment’ passed.”

Braden Bales’ talent as a musician is quickly catching the attention of people beyond the realm of TikTok. He is an artist in the making, with his cleverly crafted lyrics that are boundless to leave an impression on anyone who listens to them. Get ready to become captivated by the music as he continues to hone his craft and take the world by storm.

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