Dark Indie Pop
Minnesotan songwriter, producer, musician and vocalist Mike Kota is an emerging alternative indie artist. With influences like King Krule, Bon Iver, and Pinegrove, Mike writes songs based in feeling and healing. Initially a means of expression and creativity, over time, music also became therapy.
Writing became a practice of reflecting on moments or feelings, which she can manifest, analyze, re-write, have the last word on, or translate into sound to sulk in, until she can move on from it. Often beginning in poetry, she puts her lyrics into melody stretched over satisfyingly discordant instrumentation. Her sound is characterized by rich vocals, swells of harmonies, and heavy emotion.
As a stubbornly independent young artist in a male-dominated industry that has already proven itself worthy of caution, Mike self-records and produces most of her music. This includes her first single “Every Damn Day” off of her debut EP “Rift”.