SHōTA LōDI – Time Was On Our Side (Grey Beanie Original Mix)

Artist: SHōTA LōDI

Song: Time Was On Our Side (Grey Beanie Original Mix)

Based: Los Angeles

Stands out: Soft falsetto vocals

If you like: Beautiful male ballads

SHōTA LōDI (pronounced “Show-Ta”) is a singer-songwriter who’s influenced by 60’s era rootsy rock with an undeniable Southern California style blended with a decidedly more hypnotic sensual intensity.

This guy has made music his whole life. It was his escape when he was a kid. A longing to connect and an absolute disdain for convention led to him dropping out of school at 16 to pursue his passion. Making music is and has always been about “flying towards the future,”.

After moving to Japan, Shota bought a guitar, taught himself how to play and started writing. He started off with hip-hop but his sound evolved into something multifaceted including songs about unrequited love, infatuation, bliss, and heartbreak.

“I just want people to feel the way other artists make me feel, that powerful connection. When I was playing classical music, I was covering Bach and Mozart. Now that I write my own music, everyone can see who I am, and that is so much more rewarding.”