Singer-Songwriter Dylan Dunlap shares melancholic anthem “Bad for Me”

September 23, 2022 BY Jason Currell

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Dunlap tells the very recognizable story of knowing you’re giving more than you’re getting out of a relationship on his new single out today, “Bad for Me.” Dunlap showcases his earnestness and honesty, laying everything out in the open in these heartfelt lyrics. With production layered to perfection, blooming with Dunlap’s signature instrumentation and harmonies, “Bad for Me” is melancholic, timeless, anthemic, and another preview of this new body of work to come.

Dunlap shares, “the reason why I care so much about family in music is because I come from a broken family myself. It means everything to me to be able to prove that you can succeed alongside your closest friends in this industry and celebrate the highs/lows together. I’ve had to learn the hard way that not everybody’s going to have my best interest at heart, but I’m grateful for any opportunity to learn how to stand up for the love & respect that I deserve.”

Listen to “Bad for Me”:

Bad for Me” follows Dunlap’s previously released singles “Could Have Been Ours” and “Still Here,” which are part of his new body of work that has been masterfully crafted with some of Los Angeles’ top players. Inspired by albums like Coldplay’s Parachutes, Dunlap decided to take a studio-forward, band-driven approach to his new batch of songs and enlisted famed mixer Michael Brauer, the very person who mixed Parachutes, as well as music by John MayerDean Lewis, and James Bay.


The Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Dunlap developed a love for music at a very young age. At age 6, he taught himself piano to partake in a grade school talent show. At age 11, he picked up a copy of Pro Tools and crafted instrumental compositions “like time capsules.” As a teen, Dylan left the prestigious Berklee College of Music to get a head start on his music career and started busking in his hometown of Burbank, CA. Inspired by the likes of Coldplay and Mumford & Sons, he simultaneously fashioned a singular style, infusing cinematic scope and alternative eloquence into power pop. On top of his artist pursuits, Dylan has put in countless hours of work to raise awareness around mental health. In this mission, Dylan received the “Fighting Stigma Rising Star” award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness and has partnered with Global Citizen, Autism Rocks, LA’s Children Hospital, and many other organizations.

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