“Soldier’s Song” starts with heavy cello, drums, and bass that commence on the first beat causing a surge of power that strikes the listener. The natural bellows of an old southern spiritual come to life in “Soldier’s Song.” You can feel the emotion in the first 10 seconds of the song - there’s a heavy pain being communicated.
Lakotah enters in the first verse with a high shrill in her voice. A layering and doubling of her vocals is added for a haunting effect. Her 70's classic rock influences are prevalent during the build-up as the drums, electric guitar, and voice cascade over the song. The cello drives the rhythm section with a repetitive beat as the electric guitar whales fiercely throughout the song.
The song's production, by Sejo Navajas, is clean which allows for each instrument to shine seamlessly. Guitarist Frank Greenfield, cellist Erin Hawkins, bassist Andreas Kvinge, and drummer Andrew Keller have an inclusive and tight performance.
Lakotah’s “Soldier’s Song” tells the pains of what a soldier goes through in the repercussions of war.
Lakotah sings in an eerie tone:
“The truth is it’s been told to me tends to outweigh the fight for Christianity. In a Muslim state Jack ‘n Jill went up the hill To fetch a drink of water and as they played the soldiers came and took away their father. Don’t want to be a part of it. Don’t want to be a part of it all.”
There are children, mothers, fathers, and whole families affected in warfare. The disruption and corruption, pain and suffering, is immeasurable. Lakotah's unconventional style stretches the boundaries of music and expands our empaty. With great lyrical and musical fervor, "Solider's Song (4th Edition)" showcases superb production, musicianship, and songwriting.
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 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.
For more information, please visit Lakotah's website.