Whoa Dakota has me floating.
— NPR Tiny Desk
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Whoa Dakota 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.” Whoa Dakota will celebrate with a release show on April 26 at The East Room in Nashville (PopSquad Presents: Pop Monster), 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. 


Self-reflective pop bliss.
— No Country for New Nashville

On her first full length album, Patterns (August 2018), Whoa Dakota (Jesse Ott) spins a web of lush indie pop, graceful melodies and ardent lyrics. Building on 2015’s debut EP, I’m a Liar, the Nashville-based artist expands the sonic landscape on her new LP to an amalgam of electropop and R&B. Rife with raw lyrical honesty and enchanting textures, Whoa Dakota’s sophomore effort, due out Summer 2018, is destined to captivate listeners everywhere.

Patterns as a body of work is ruthless in its examination of "self" in terms of emotional accountability. This isn't your typical "self reflection-light," this is a brazen commitment to integrity on a never-ending journey of self-discovery and, most importantly, creation of self.

The LP bounces from 80s-influenced-pop reminiscent of HAIM to indie folk ala Jenny Lewis while artfully maintaining consistency. CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO.

Sonically, the tune is an easy-to-love upbeat number with some sinewy funk guitar and sparkly synths. Lyrically, it’s a nuanced examination of a complicated relationship.
— Nashville Scene

155k+ Spotify streams. Featured on Spotify's Discover Weekly and Fresh Finds: Six Strings as well as many independent tastemaker playlists.

On a cloud of contagious rhythms, jazzy bass lines, pop-esque keys, and gritty guitar, Whoa Dakota gives a soulful, engaging performance worthy of a standing ovation and a CD purchase.
— The Deli
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