Lakotah is a Billboard Charting Recording Artist based in Los Angeles California, who's Alternative Electronic Rock is taking on the world. She first gained notable recognition with the release of her first solo CD entitled Shape Shifter. She then caught the eye of Deluxe Records and went on to form and front the bands Soul De Sire, Love 11, and The Deep Happy. The Deep Happy released two studio albums: Activate 11:11 and the self-titled album The Deep Happy.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it. My parents-mother is a writer-father, a musician.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career? Far too many to name here!
What has been the high point of your music path? Meeting Tori Amos
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like? Comes to me through feelings-all at once.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be? Streaming-royalties are diminished - cannot make a proper career from streaming. The industry must change the way artists are earning income-bring sales back.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
Alison GoldPhrapp and Kate Bush
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
Fun and efficient.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
The creative process in ever-changing- a continuum-never hard - just have to let go, What's coming up in the future? The era of healing.
Where can fans find your music?
Discover on Apple Music.
Connect on Facebook.
Stream on Spotify.
More About Lakotah
As a solo artist, Lakotah released a full length album entitled "The Maker", released by BooBoo Records. Lakotah's new single "Silver Eyes" dropped on Dec 17 this year and takes us on a haunting journey of the intensity of love and longing. Like her last single "Pesticide", producer Sejo Navajas at 4th Street Recording in Santa Monica, CA, does another amazing job with the addition of the mixing and mastering artistry of Evren Goknar at Capital Music Group.
Prior to these latest tracks, the single "Hold Me Near" hit the Billboard 200 chart last year and US-Top-40/AC radio promoted by Howard Rosen Promotions. Lakotah's EDM/Dance Single "I Feel Your Body" (co-produced by Mickey Oliver/remixed by DJ Kool-A-Shay), reached #7 on the DJ Charts. This EDM/Pop song is still currently being played in clubs. Her first Charted Billboard Single "Falling" is also featured in the PBS Special “Baila” which aired nationally in the US.
Lakotah’s extensive song catalog includes over 250 compositions and has been used in motion pictures, television and video games. She is a prolific songwriter possessing skills that include: voice-over, programming, sequencing, producing, and especially performing. Lakotah plays the bass, guitar, drums, piano and the trumpet. Her shows are described as dynamic, emotional and affecting. However, considering all of her accomplishments thus far, it is Lakotah's voice that takes center stage.
Lakotah's vocals are rich, intriguing, powerful, and intensely passionate. She is reminiscent of strong female icons such as, Grace Slick, PJ Harvey, and Grace Jones. Lakotah captures the contemporary accessibility and excitement of current female superstars, such as Adele, Florence Welch, Alison Goldfrapp, and Lana Del Ray. But her biggest influence is, and will always be, the iconic Kate Bush.
Lakotah's full length album, The Maker, as well as all her singles are available on all digital outlets, including Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and, or course, on her website .