AMERICAN IDOL TOP 5 FINALIST WADE COTA
April 6, 2020 – American Idol Top 5 finalist of season 17, Wade Cota has released a new single, “Driver’s Side,” and album, Big Feet, Baby Steps, which debuted Top 20 on iTunes Top 100 Pop Albums Chart. Listen to single and album HERE
The Arizona singer/songwriter went from the American Idol stage to successfully crowd-funding his independent debut album. The first single “Driver’s Side” trucks along on a crunchy distorted groove, wild guitar leads, and his unmistakable bellow. Lyrically, he paints a vivid picture of escape.
Surviving severe physical abuse and poverty as a child, Wade went through hell to get here. “Everything that happened pushed me to music, because I didn’t know anyone else in the situation I was in,” Wade says. “It made me feel comfortable about telling my story, because I could sing it—instead of just talking about it. I never looked back from there.”
Produced with JJ Corry Rossi, the forthcoming album, Big Feet, Baby Steps features 7 original songs. From the vulnerable confessions of “Remedy,” to the lull of clean guitars bleeding through a thick beat on “Stay,” Wade delivers a poignant message.
“No matter how much shit gets thrown at you, you have to keep getting up,” he says. “I’ve failed so many times in my life. I’ve been broken down and beaten. Now, I finally have this opportunity to put my words out there. The only thing I can ever hope for is somebody hears them and connects.”