Recorded over several years in his basement studio in Brooklyn, Smoota’s second LP will continue his unique musical exploration of sexual desire and its complex intersection with love. Written and performed almost entirely by himself, Smoota’s follow-up to his 2013 debut, FETISHES will continue his one-of-a-kind blend of honesty, humor and wordplay to shine a light on the beautiful and often mind-boggling displays of lust, devotion, happiness and pain we employ to both fall in love and get it on.
An in-demand musician in New York, Smoota has toured for years with art rock legends TV On The Radio. He has also recorded and performed with a wide variety of artists, including hip hop sensations Run The Jewels, rock legend Steven Tyler, EDM phenoms Pretty Lights and Griz, New Orleans superstar Aaron Neville, indie icon Sufjan Stevens, and soul queen Sharon Jones.
But for his own music, Smoota draws inspiration from his deep collection of soul, funk, disco and R&B records. Filled with sounds from rare 70s and 80s synths and drum machines, his sensual and funky grooves are a fresh take on the slow jams and dance classics of sex crooners like Marvin Gaye, Serge Gainsbourg, Willie Hutch and Smokey Robinson.