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Young Wolf: ‘Constantly Searching for Truth and Beauty’

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Easton, Maryland native Caleb Lovell aka Young Wolf is spreading his unique sound around the DMV. Learn more about Lovell’s journey with contributing writer Jaci Jedrych, including why he believes nothing is wasted in creativity.
Raised on the eastern shore of Maryland, Lovell performs under the moniker Young Wolf. His music roots are inspired by his father, who filled his home with music as a child. When he was 10, he picked up his uncle’s old Gibson acoustic guitar. He took six years of lessons, during which he started creating his own music around 12. Lovell didn’t take his music seriously until college. He got involved in school open mics and other events during his freshman year, and released his debut album in 2020 alongside four other singles.

Lovell is very inspired by his Maryland roots. His song “Chesapeake Winds” is a tribute to the shore. He has family in Virginia and attended college in D.C., so the DMV runs through his music.

Artists from the DMV and Beyond Reflect on Motherhood

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Mothers and mother figures in our lives make an indelible impression. For many of us, these powerful women embody strength, resilience, and unconditional love – while creating a better world in the process.

In honor of Mother’s Day, Alchemical Records connected with artists from across the DMV and beyond who balance double duty in their responsibility as mothers and creatives with grace. Learn the one word the artists use to describe motherhood, how their music has been influenced by their parenting role, advice to their younger self, and what a perfect Mother’s Day looks like – well, at least as perfect as can be.

Chase Tremaine Revels in the “Accidental Days” on His Meditative New LP

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Recent Articles The Nashville-based solo act has returned with a third album, this time centered around a poignant “thought experiment.” Tremaine describes his artistic persona as a “[o]ne-man-band emo rocker with a post-hardcore sense of instrumentation and an old-fashioned pop sense for melody and harmony.” His ever-growing body of work spans multiple genres and tones, […]

Brandon Camphor: ‘I Haven’t Given Up Because I Know the Promise Looks Different Than the Present’

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Christian pop and urban gospel artist Brandon Camphor defines his calling by one word: purpose. The Gospel Billboard-charting songwriter won his first music competition at age 10 and has since continued to build on his successes. This Black History Month, join contributing writer Cynthia Gross as she sits down with Brandon Camphor to discuss his band, Brandon Camphor & One Way; the opportunities and challenges of being an independent artist; what he believes is the secret to his band’s longevity; how he emerged from a dark season of depression; the role of faith in his journey; and details on his new single, “Forever.”

Marley Pitch Journeys from Darkness to Light with New Album, ‘Nocturne’

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North Carolina-based alternative R&B artist Marley Pitch is a storyteller. Drawing from the realities of the human condition, Pitch creates candid, introspective compositions that allow audiences to bring their full selves to bear within a safe space, where darkness and light are not treated as opposing forces, but rather, a part of the continuum of life. Join contributing writer Cynthia Gross, as she connects with Marley Pitch to discuss the most important takeaway from his latest album, Nocturne, which released on Dec. 9; why honesty and transparency are vital to the healing process; and what’s on the horizon for the rising artist in the new year.

Cynthia Angelica Finds “Grace” in Debut Spiritual Pop Single

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Recent Articles Cynthia Angelica “Am I gonna make it?”, asks Cynthia Angelica in the opening moments of her debut single “Grace”. The Maryland based spiritual pop musician finds herself at a personal crossroads of doubt as she pleads to “fill my heart with faith”. Driven by an echoing piano while borrowing synthesized elements of pop, […]

Lee Marie Embrace Their Faith with Debut Album “Crowns”

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Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee Contemporary Christian electro-pop musicians, Lee Marie, are gearing up for the release of their debut album Crowns. Comprised of a wife and husband duo, Kaylee and Dustin Griffith, the band pulls inspiration from pop acts like Kari Jobe, Owl City, and Midnight Kids while bringing their faith into the mix […]

Chris Mallett Basks in Summer Vibes ‘Coastin’ Down the 10′

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Recent Articles By Cynthia Gross On July 2, Los Angeles-born singer-songwriter Chris Mallett released his latest single, “Coastin’ Down the 10,” ft. Niv-Lac. The buoyant, feel-good rap track, which showcases the emerging artist’s lyrical flow, offers a perfect addition to your summer playlist. Chris Mallett began composing “Coastin’ Down the 10” on piano as a […]

louderman gets existential with “God Is In My Bed Tonight”

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Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee UK based singer-songwriter, louderman, gets existential in his new single “God Is In My Bed Tonight”. The song takes a more cinematic approach in composition with dramatic orchestra strings and choral background singers creating a larger-than-life sound rooted in the vibrations of a church. Written during the pandemic, the song […]

Jerome Fontamillas of Switchfoot: ‘You Really Have to Believe in What You’re Doing Regardless of the Cost’

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Jerome Fontamillas of Grammy Award-winning band rock Switchfoot has a distinct memory of his beginnings in music. Fast forward to the present, and the keyboardist and guitarist now plays sold-out shows around the world. Learn more about Jerome Fontamillas’ inspiring story with contributing writer Cynthia Gross, including his advice for aspiring musicians, highlights from Switchfoot’s D.C. area shows over the years, and his favorite memory of the Philippines in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.