SHōTA makes modern soulful music that melds the best of melodic rock.
An accomplished clarinetist and piano player, Shota’s sheer musicality manifested after to moving to Japan. He bought a guitar, taught himself how to play and started writing. The initial focus was hip hop, but his sound evolved and grew into something altogether more multi-faceted-- songs about unrequited love, infatuation, bliss and heartbreak. His music boasts a rap-like lyrical feel and a classical attention to structure, with poignant pop hooks that shine through the pain and polarity of his lyrics.