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Genre
dark folk
Parent Genre: Folk/Acoustic

Dark folk music is a genre that blends traditional folk elements with darker, more atmospheric tones. It often incorporates haunting vocals, acoustic instruments, and ambient soundscapes to create a moody and introspective atmosphere. The lyrics often explore themes of nature, mythology, and spirituality, and can be deeply emotional and introspective. The genre is characterized by its use of unconventional instrumentation and experimental production techniques.


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List of dark folk artists

Here is a list of dark folk artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the dark folk genre. You can find out what dark folk genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

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