Synthwave is a subgenre of electronic music that emerged in the 2000s, heavily influenced by 1980s pop culture, particularly sci-fi and action movies. It features a retro-futuristic sound, characterized by the use of vintage synthesizers, drum machines, and other electronic instruments. The music often incorporates elements of rock, metal, and funk, creating a high-energy, cinematic atmosphere. Synthwave has gained popularity in recent years, with artists creating music that pays homage to the past while also pushing the genre forward.
Here is a list of synthwave artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the synthwave genre. You can find out what synthwave genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.