She comes from the small central European nation of Slovenia and began training in dance and piano early on and she entered conservatory for piano and musical theatre when she moved to San Jose, California, at 14. It was there that she was finally able to truly immerse herself in another discipline she’d been working at for some time: vocal performance.
Her original pop songwriting took shape as NOMAD, her first full-length record. She relied on the generosity of fans through Kickstarter, eventually topping $20,000 for the project. The first single from the album was nominated for Best Pop Song at the 2017 American Songwriting Awards.
One of Kotar’s goals with her music career is to create a “multifaceted experience for the listener,” so she teamed up with designers to give each of the ten tracks on NOMAD a fashion piece to accompany it.
She plans to tackle the complexities of our digital lives with lyrical turn-of-phrase and visual symbolism, taking inspiration from Black Mirror and incorporating fashion at every opportunity.