Lakotah - 'Soldier's Song (4th Street Version)'
Review Written by Daniel Hoyt & Staff
'Soldier's Song (4th Street Version)' by Lakotah is featured on BWH Music Group’s new release, ‘On Peace Street, Vol. One.’ The compilation album is a collection of 19 original songs in various genres by today's best independent artists and songwriters. Sharing songs about peace and social justice, the artist's songs will ultimately remind you of the importance of peace, fairness, love and unity. Filled with meaningful lyrics and exceptional music, this playlist is an example of how music can influence, and even change, people, movements, and society.'
“Soldier’s Song” is a cry of distress that speaks of the conflicts that our world faces and what it does to humanity. The song has an eerie vocal feel to it that adds to the piece because it is a call of distress. It also has that Western, Lawless, “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi feel to it that once again adds to that intense feeling, which is great because it is supposed to do that. The production features lots of echoes and reverb that really makes the message of the piece pop out. There’s even a Green Day-esque speech in it that adds to the distress.
The message of this piece is what Lakotah really wants to instill in the minds of everyone. The song is a tool that she uses to create awareness for everyone to do everything they can to help those torn apart by conflicts around the globe. She wants the power of love to help humanity rise to a true state of being. An element that Lakotah uses is “Nursery Rhyhmes in Distress.” She took popular nursery rhymes such as “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Jack and Jill”, and made them eerily real by showing Mary following the soldiers everywhere they go and Jack and Jill’s father being taken away.
One of the key lines of this song is, “Don’t Want to be a Part of it All.” This line is stated several times throughout the piece - it is a call that I think everyone is saying when they see the hate in our world.
'Soldier's Song (4th Street Version)', Lakotah uses her talent and creative outside the box ingenuity to instill a message within her listeners that depicts the emotional realities of war and conflict. 'Soldier's Song (4th Street Version)' is artistic, creative and edgy; it makes an impact. Lakotah is a singer and writer with substance. Her music draws us in to listen closely to what she is saying; it gets under your skin and makes change happen.
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 mezmerize 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.
Lakotah's new single "Pesticide" has been released. The intensley, high energy, powerful new track is produced by Sejo Navajas and was recorded at the legendary 4th Street Recording Studios in Santa Monica, CA. Her last 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 also featured on the upcoming Refugee Album Relief/Project.
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.
For more information, please visit Lakotah's website.