LokkisKott: Deep Inside
(Independent / 31 March 2023)
Hailing from New South Wales, LokkisKott is a solo artist, also known by the name Lachie Alford. Deep Inside is his latest single.
Alford's interests extend beyond music to theatre, cinema, and writing stories, and those elements also cross back over into his music.
The song is atmospheric, with a haunting melody that shimmers in layers he crafts from acoustic guitar lines. His vocals range from a soft middle to a harsh upper range that mirrors the emotions of the song.
His music expresses his philosophy.
"Life is too short for regret. Take notes on what lights that fire in you, and have the courage to go after it! Everything you need will be on that path."
He talks about the inspiration behind his debut release.
"For Deep Inside, I wanted to create something unique and powerful that would 'whoa' the listener, but wanted room for growth as well. I feel like there is a lot of exciting potential, and I'm driven to keep that fire lit!"
His use of the acoustic guitar is creative, and at times you'll think you're hearing some kind of synth. At times, the lovely tones contrast the urgent delivery of his vocals; at others, they create a compelling harmony.
It's imaginative and theatrical, an intriguing combination.