“Down” by Mokita is a Shape-shifting Original Single

Posted by on September 5, 2020

Raised in a small town in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, and, later, western North Carolina, Mokita — born John-Luke Carter — took to music at a young age, beginning 13 years of classical piano lessons at age six, before picking up the guitar and trying his hand at songwriting as a teen. Relocating to Nashville after college, John-Luke took on the Mokita moniker, a name adopted from Kivila, a language native to Papua New Guinea. The word Mokita roughly translates to “the truth we all know but don’t talk about,” and it’s that sentiment that has always informed Carter’s approach to songwriting, exploring themes like depression, anxiety, the joy and stress and uncertainty of budding and fading relationships, and other personal themes, all in ways we all too often feel but rarely so truthfully articulate. His latest offering is “Down”, a slow-burning sadly yet eventually upbeat single that will have you clicking play a few times back to back. I’m really ready for a full blown album via Mokita, every single I’ve heard has been great and had some real replay value. Check it out above now!