Whoa Dakota Explores Self-Sabotage and Romance on debut LP Patterns’ Third Single “Right Now” Out April 27


“Whoa Dakota has me floating.” - NPR

“Self-reflective pop bliss.” - No Country For New Nashville

Nashville, TN --- Whoa Dakota (Jessica Ott) deftly expresses the fear of injecting one’s own latent toxicity into a burgeoning relationship through layers of moody synth and well placed powerful falsetto moments on “Right Now.” The third single off her summer 2018 forthcoming debut LP, Patterns, drops on April 27. Whoa Dakota will celebrate on April 26 with PopSquad Presents: Pop Monster, a release show at The East Room in Nashville with support from Soren Bryce, Athena and Meaux.

“Right Now” showcases Whoa Dakota’s signature self-awareness and enchanting blend of electropop and R&B. The track is an ethereal love song that frequently feels like a lament. It’s a tale of bewildering infatuation that highlights the fears that come with meeting your perfect mate: the suspicion that they’re not as ideal as they seem, the dread of losing who you are and that your own issues will destroy it.

“Right Now” is an examination of Ott’s past mistakes and the anxiety that she’ll repeat them. Whoa Dakota breaks that cycle through acknowledgement and ownership in order to live a created life, which is a theme that permeates her debut full-length. Explains Ott: “‘Patterns’ is about the ruts we get stuck in emotionally and how we can continue to manifest the same unhealthy behaviors in our relationships if we aren’t looking at our emotional deficits and insecurities honestly and healthily.”

Produced by Gavin Shea and Chris Gill of Handmade Productions (Luthi, Okey Dokey, Darius Rucker), “Right Now” is sure to delight fans of Kimbra and Sigrid alike.






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