- Bryon Harris
Lakotah - 'Heaven’s Own'
An over-driven guitar ostinato makes itself known as we tune in to Lakotah’s sonic adventure of a song, “Heaven’s Own.” In fact, ostinatos and recurring motifs are abundant, occurring in subtle piano licks and synth hits in addition to the steady electric guitar. Epic, guttural drum lines complete this masterful song that is deep and growling in nature.
Lakotah’s voice is multifaceted, capable of taking the listener to another dimension while contributing to the dark, satisfying texture of the song. The talented artist’s powerful voice shines most in the chorus, as out-of-this-world modal melodies create thick, atmospheric vibes that stir your emotions.
“Take a breath, choose the colors you depend upon / Come with me back to the streams of Babylon”
This trippy hit will leave you coming back again and again, ready to enjoy a voice that holds as much magnitude as Patti Smith, P.J. Harvey, or Sinead O’Connor. In some ways, the atmosphere and melodic elements of “Heaven’s Own” also remind me of Led Zeppelin. Lakotah is an artist who is capable of blasting up beyond the Milky Way on her trip to fame and fortune, and “Heaven’s Own” is the purest indication of that.
Lakotah is a Billboard Charting Recording Artist based in Los Angeles California, whose alternative-electronic rock is taking the world by storm. As a prolific songwriter, her extensive song catalog includes over 250 compositions. Her songs have been used in motion pictures, television and video games.
Lakotah plays the bass, guitar, drums, piano and the trumpet. Her shows are described as dynamic, emotional and affecting. Lakotah's success stems from her vocal talent. Her vocals mesmerize with a rich tone, a powerful range, and intensely expressive and passionate performances.
Lakotah first gained notable recognition with 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. Lakotah's new album, The Maker was just released on BooBoo Records. Lakotah performed all of the instruments on her new album, except for lead guitar and cello. Guest artists include Rebbeka Del Rio who accompanies Lakotah on "Nova's Song", guitarist Lizzi Ortiz, and celloist Erin Hawkins are featured throughout the album.
Her single "Hold Me Near" hit the Billboard 200 chart last year and US-Top-40/AC radio promoted by Howard Rosen Promotions. Lakotah's politically charged single "Soldier's Song (4th Street Version)" produced by Sejo Navajas, was released in spring of 2016 to International Radio and is featured on the upcoming Refugee Album Relief/Project as well as BWH Music Group's On Peace Street.
Her Electro/ Alt- Rock single "Heaven's Own" (released in fall of 2015) has been embraced by radio programmers throughout the world and is playing on radio across the globe. 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 full length album, The Maker, as well as all her singles are available on all digital outlets, including Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and, and on her website.
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