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Genre: freak folk

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Parent Genre: Folk/Acoustic

Freak folk is a genre of music that combines elements of folk, psychedelic, and experimental music. It often features unconventional instrumentation and vocal styles, as well as lyrics that explore themes of nature, spirituality, and mysticism. The genre emerged in the early 2000s and has been associated with a DIY aesthetic and a rejection of mainstream music industry norms. Freak folk artists often incorporate elements of world music and incorporate non-Western instruments into their compositions. The genre has been praised for its creativity and originality, and has attracted a devoted following among fans of alternative and indie music.


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Vocals, Synthesizer, Keyboard/Piano, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum Kit

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List of freak folk artists

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

#namepopularityfollowers
1 52 612282
2 46 533837
3 51 114873
4 38 356142
5 33 100798
6 34 65706
7 28 32477
8 24 29453
9 28 19798
10 25 22286
11 24 1934
12 14 8905
13 23 28161
14 15 3752
15 15 6653
16 20 17154
17 15 6929
18 12 5940
19 15 6010
20 14 5149
21 12 4178
22 12 3758
23 1 2624
24 9 552
25 9 335
26 6 2752
27 7 2892
28 7 909
29 4 2426
30 6 2030
31 4 5840
32 5 41
33 3 974
34 5 4522
35 4 2263
36 3 1082
37 3 298
38 3 2840
39 1 315
40 1 661
41 1 304
42 2 2053
43 1 598
44 2 515
45 1 415
46 1 201
47 1 493
48 1 1154

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