Seldom has gentleness sounded so energetic
and vulnerability so strong.
LOTA projects approachable stories under the sign
of the zeitgeist onto spherical sound surfaces - they
deal with interpersonal relationships, escapism and
longing, paired with the attempt to break free from
Behind the mysterious project name - which is
deliberately kept gender neutral - is the Cologne
singer, songwriter and producer Lotta Holtei. Inspired
by indie-pop influences and electronic LoFi elements,
mystical sounds meet distinctive beats, contrasted by
calm piano sounds and soulful lyrics. Her soft and
haunting voice takes you into a spherical world of sound.
The English lyrics are bluntly honest and deal with
topics relevant to society as a whole, such as depression,
ideals of beauty or feminism, without losing any of
their lyrical sophistication.
This year LOTA is releasing her debut EP on which she
wrote, arranged and produced all the songs herself in
collaboration with Lukas Streich (We Will Kaleid).
Picture taken by Johanna Besseling