Fresh off American Idol’s latest season, Dakota is already making waves with the release of her debut single, “No One.”
Her quick turnover shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, as Dakota has been breaking barriers ever since she entered the industry. Starting singing at the age of 5, Dakota instantly found a connection. This passion for music extended further than her five-octave vocal range, as she learned how to play an additional six instruments, the guitar, bass, ukulele, keys, drums, and timbales.
Growing up Dakota faced hardship being bullied and treated as an outsider, but music is what motivated her and moved her forward. Drawing influences from classic rock, to recently transitioning to RnB, Dakota’s diverse knowledge enables her to shine in every genre she transforms herself into. Inspired by the sounds of Stax and Motown, Dakota finds her voice and hopes to bring this sound back to the forefront of pop music.
Having had all of these experiences at just the tender age of 18 proves her potential. “What I love about music is there is always something new. With just 12 notes there is so much I can do,” and there is so much that she has already done.
Her multifaceted expertise has landed Dakota on Conan O’Brien, Russell Brand, and The NAMM Show, performing with the likes of Orianthi, Jackson Browne, Richie Sambora, Brad Wilk, and Tool’s Danny Carey.
In addition to her television and charity performances, Dakota has performed at Lollapalooza, Milwaukee’s Summerfest and Gathering Of The Vibes. Based in Los Angeles she’s performed locally at both the Whiskey a Go Go, and the iconic Troubadour.
Dakota hopes her music can help motivate others like it helped her. Using music as a platform to uplift herself, Dakota continues to push further than she’s gone before. “No One” is the first single that shows Dakota’s pure raw talent and is just the beginning for this exceptional songwriter.
Listen to “No One” right now and connect with Dakota on her social media!