Kota Wade is a Singer/Songwriter/Social Media Influencer/AWAL artist who was on NBCs The Voice, Team Gwen Stefani Co-writer with JC Chasez (N'Sync) & Jimmy Harry (Golden Globe winner) of Santa Bring Me My Baby (Hallmark 2019 film A Merry Christmas Match) REVIEWS: BLAKE SHELTON: “Kota, you’re like a modern-day Cyndi Lauper. Your voice made me smile. That was unbelievable, blew the roof off this place.” GWEN STEFANI: "I can see you in a band with me. I was really impressed with your whole performance, style & uniqueness." RIHANNA: “Kota is a little firecracker. She’s one of the most comfortable people on stage at The Voice.” ADAM LEVINE: “You chose the hardest vocal maybe ever in the history of hard vocals. I respect that. By the end you were really full throttle & it was great.” BILLBOARD: "Wade gave an incredibly fiery performance that showed she can handle a huge rock song.” ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: “You’ll never be bored by a Kota Wade performance & The Voice needs at least one singer who’s bringing that in-your-face energy.” PARADE MAGAZINE: “Kota knocked it out of the park with Heart’s ‘Barracuda’.” -Lead singer of the new alternative indie pop duo Future Moons -Solo artist with over 1.5 Million combined Youtube views on her music channels -Shared the stage with Echosmith, Semi-Precious Weapons, We Came As Romans & Dallon Weekes of Panic At The Disco -One of Music Connection's Top 100 Unsigned Bands -Made cover & feature article of L.A. Weekly's Annual "Most Interesting People of L.A." -A popular YouTube influencer, over 60 million views on her make-up & fashion channel, STEAMFAERIE, which is signed to Disney Digital -2019 Independent Music Awards Best Video Performance Nominee, Fan Nominated -Featured Artist April 2019, Taxi Music -Featured performer, NAMI (Nat'l Alliance on Mental Illness) National Convention, June 2019 -Song of the Day, Alternative Addiction, January 2019
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Nice piece. For me there are two pieces here however. The style of music in the introduction could easily be made into a full composition. I was feeling like it would be great on a nature documentary. Like the one about Dick Proenneke "Alone in the Wilderness" in Alaska. Then it almost faded into that completely different track. The main track or second track was a bit repetitive. It could have gone in different directions. And the choice of percussion and use of piano for me made it slightly dated sounding. Just a few tweaks though really. In the Film/TV world, I wouldn't be able to use either. The first one would be something that usually would be scored by a staff composer for such a show. And the second one nothing really came to mind as to where it could be used. The dominant lead guitar makes it hard to use as underscore under dialogue/narration. Nice work though overall. Really enjoyed it!
Nice song! There's really nothing I would change. Great performance and production. It has the vibe of the 90s. Which from a Film/TV perspective would be great to pitch to any show that takes place in the 90s. I have a feeling those will become very prominent soon. We've been going through an 80s phase. If any requests come into us for 90s songs I'll definitely reach out. Really enjoyed it! Thanks for sending it.
I really like the production on this track. The atmosphere complements Kota Wade’s voice really well. There’s a great build-up to the chorus, and a dreamy peak within the chorus itself. It also makes me want to go and listen to the full EP! In terms of where to target from a UK promotion point of view, it could go down well on radio stations like BBC 6Music and XS Manchester. Let me know if you’re looking for recommendations for radio pluggers over here in the UK.
This was pretty, but I'm not sure it really stood out for me. I feel like I have heard songs like this before. I don't mean to say something negative about your track, I just want to express that music performs best when it stands out, and I'm not sure this will rise above many others.
Solid production, lyrics and vocals. Love her voice. Peaceful, relaxing playlist. Good for sleep or relaxing playlists. I like but don't love the melody. Gonna listen a few more times to see if it grows on me more.
Hey Future Moons - nice song here. Not sure if it's quite right for We Are: The Guard or our playlists - but definitely quality. I would say it should be able to find its way on some key playlists? Maybe UGC playlists to start? I have some strategies that are worth checking out but it's a lot ot share in the comments. I think you're on the right track here with using Fluence - also try SubmitHub Also - no doubt a great video can also go a long way (and it doesn't have to be an expensive one). As mentioned - There's also some Spotify playlisting strategies too and if you want to check out I just released an online release course! Those ideas are included in a 70 video module release course that I just released if you want to check out (i'll give you an additional discount code of BENJAMIN10 if you want to use). it's here at https://benjamingroff.teachable.com/courses along with tons of content that might help take what you're doing to the next level. Enjoyed the piece but not sure it's quite right for the site. Tx..Benjamin.
Hi, nice, this is cool. Your voice sounds great and i like the atmospheric instrumentation. Also like the new name. It's coming together. Is the EP all on Spotify? (i'll have a look now anyway and check it out if i can find it)
First and foremost thank you for reaching out and submitting again. Starting out the mix/master sounds a bit loud so that could be adjusted for a more enjoyable listening experience. I think the production itself is solid and well-arranged. I do feel like the verb on the vox could be brought back a bit so that it’s more upfront in the mix, because right now the vox feel too far away. I would also like the vox to sit in their own space in the mix more. You already have this big ambient production so with the vox having the same effect they don’t have the character they could have with a better mix. I found myself a bit bored in the verses/pres until the chorus hits which I like a lot. I would start with the chorus and re-write the verses/pres so that they grab you as much as the chorus does. I think this could be a cool synch record to start out once everything is polished up. I hope this helps again!
I like what I hear. I think this has potential. From a song construction perspective, it would have been better to have the full form in place in order to give more feedback. But what I heard I liked. I'd be curious to hear what production style you'll use on it. I wish I could say more but usually, I'm listening to finished products and judging whether they are viable for broadcast clients in synch. Best of luck with it!
First and foremost thank you for submitting. I normally talk about the mix on a record, but this is obviously a very rough live recording in an untreated environment so I’ll skip that part. I really liked the chorus and there was some cool lyrics and phrases throughout the song. I feel like some things could be tweaked/cleaned up overall from a more lyrical sing-able standpoint, but overall it’s a really cool song. Melodically it moved along well, arrangement was solid and I liked the overall vibe on the record. I would love to hear the record produced/finalized. Thank you for submitting!
Hey Kota - thanks for the submission. I think it's a nice song - and yes "raw demo" is accurate LOL. But all good. Hard to hear some of the lyrics. Not sure if I'm hearing enough for me to get involved quite yet but I do have one comment - especially from a guitar playing perspective that might be helpful It's my latest post on 2nd Melodies at my blog. Just search Benjamin Groff and check out that post. Haven't heard your other music but having that 2nd melody knowledge in your arsenal would probably be good - esp from a guitar / strum / chord perspective. Hope that helps.
Well, my darling where have you been hiding?! Your voice is amazing! The song you submitted was well produced and executed, however I wish it picked up just a bit and swelled more. Definitely recommending you to a few of my colleagues.
Very good offer and I think I would like to hear more with different vocal range but for a first review I think it's very nice and my office girls love it too, please send more....I want to get you signed up......
First and foremost thank you for submitting. Starting out the mix on the record sounds pretty solid. I do feel like with all of the reverb already in the backing track itself the verb in the vox feels like it’s a bit too much. I understand the ambient feel you were going for, but I feel like it could be executed better. Right now this feels more like an idea than a final product as well. Vocally things feel a bit safe. I’d like to hear a more angsty vocal overall, but that usually takes the right producer to push you as an artist to get that type of studio performance. The song lyrically felt a bit wordy and mundane, but the overall idea is there. Utilizing the right lyrics that sing well is always key. I hear the potential overall just need to hear something that feels more polished and ready from the composition to the production/mix. Thanks again for submitting!
The track is great and your voice is amazing. At this stage of your career I think you should seriously consider signing to a label for the next release. It will ensure that you have the best chance of success.
Wow, your cred is spectacular. That will get you in the door in many places. Your streams on Spot don't reflect any of that yet. Love your photo shoot optics on your profile there, mesmerizing. There's something about the production of this track that doesn't sit well with my ears, might be the reverb too upfront, I'm not an engineer so I can't quite put my finger on it, but it makes it so I can't quite listen and engage as intently as I'd like to with the vocals and guitar, and I'd like to! I want to hear more, I see this is your first release ever as Future Moons, I'm hoping there is something in the future that you release that will resonate completely for me. Hope that's helpful, thanks for your submission, best and good luck with your upcoming releases!!
This song has an intriguing lyrical hook, some excellent production and a suitably wintry feel to it. The vocals are superb! In terms of where to pitch for UK radio, I’d suggest BBC Radio 2 and also a couple of the Bauer stations like Magic or Magic Chilled. It might also be worth joining the directories of some sync agencies over here too, like A&G and Audio Network, to see if the track can gain some sync traction too. It’s certainly worthy of a wider audience! Thanks for sending it my way.
Thanks for your submission! I like the song itself. I feel the production let it down. The production elements were too repetitive and never evolved. It is an emotional song so the production could have taken us on an emotional journey with it. Growing and evolving to a climax with a super strong bridge, and then dropping back down at the end. Had the production done that I think the performance would have followed and taken it to another level. Hit single level. In this case it's just an ok album track in my opinion. Based on the description you are looking for promotion. Unfortunately, that's not something I do per se. I run a publishing company that synchs music to Film/TV. If the production was as I described this would have been a song I'd be happy to present to clients as it does set a great mood that would work well for synch. But without the build it's a tough sell. Keep up the great work! Happy New Year. Look forward to watching your career blossom. Best wishes, Pedro
While I don't think that the song is a hit radio song, I do believe that this song, attached to the right TV show or film would and could serve as an excellent title song score. I'd suggest forming your own music publishing company and get this song placed.
This song is a breath of fresh air. It just captures you from the beginning. I can see this song being licensed in film it gives me that “Dear God” lawless (version) feel; which is one of the most licensed songs. Great work and way to own the song. Timeless. I will be buying this.
Hey Future Moons - Really like this. Great vocals and vibe here. I'm not sure if I love the washed out snare or if you really need those heavy drums - just a thought. At the end of the day, I'm usually looking for more reactive, beat driven indie pop and indie song for my label and blog. Not sure if I have a place / support for it but I would make sure you submit it through SubmitHub and maybe also all those chill YouTube Distribution Channels. Really enjoyed the song though and sounds like you're on the right path. Benjamin.