‘80s synths meet punk pop in new Bella Moulden track, Wire

Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and double neck guitar artist Bella Moulden has released new synth-rock track, Wire – following the success of her self-penned and produced song, SelfCare – which blew up on TikTok.

New release, Wire was written, composed and produced by Moulden and is an ‘80s-meets-Y2K-meets-2023 bop that weaves together synth-wave soul and rock guitars.

In this Emerging Headliner interview powered by JBL, Wire, says Moulden, is “bringing some synthy-punk-pop-rock to the new year. Genres are out of style!”

Check out her social media and you’ll see what caught actress Juliette Lewis’ attention – Moulden regularly updates her Instagram and TikTok with fuzzed-up covers of Black Sabbath, Stevie Nicks and The Black Keys – whilst rocking a wardrobe that’s straight out of the ‘70s.

In October 2021, Lewis shared a video on her Instagram of a double neck guitar-wielding Moulden performing a loop video of Ozzy Osbourne's 1980 hit, Crazy Train, which got a share from Mrs Osbourne herself.

Juliette Lewis, my queen! She shared it first,” says a still slightly dumbfounded Moulden, shaking her head at the memory.

“And then Sharon shared it too. Juliette Lewis is so cool. All I know is when I saw that she followed me, I was crying and throwing up,” she laughs. “I was like, ‘Excuse me? The queen of actressing (I just made that a word) has followed me? What's going on?’ I was actually crying on my toilet seat, like, ‘Is this real?’

“I love ‘60s and ‘70s classic rock,” she tells Headliner. “So, Jimi Hendrix, of course, although my tastes are pretty sporadic, like The Jonas Brothers, Prince, Gwen Stefani and Adele; I fell in love with her voice immediately – she is so funny. I love her. If I met her I would just pass away. I don't even know what I would do,” she laughs, adding that listening to Adele made her explore the soulful, singing side of music.

Bringing some synthy-punk-pop-rock to the new year. Genres are out of style!

Listening to Prince inspired a young Moulden to become a multi instrumentalist – she plays piano and is self taught on ukulele, bass guitar, banjo and electric guitar.

“I remember watching him on MTV when I was young,” she recalls. “He was playing guitar and he was just shredding. I was like, ‘Holy crap. I want to do this – someone hand me a guitar real quick.’”

An old soul through and through, the first music Moulden bought with her own money was a Led Zeppelin record, which is ironic given that it was the band’s very own Jimmy Page that invested in a double-neck guitar in order to do Stairway to Heaven justice live on stage.

The SelfCare singer is on the rise, resulting in recent collaborations with Harman and Headliner at JBL Fest (where Moulden opened for Bebe Rexha) and NAMM 2022, as well as with Gibson and Guitar Girl Mag.

In addition to counting Lewis as a fan, Moulden has also had online support from Sharon Osbourne, The Black Keys, and Peaches. This artist is certainly one to watch…