After making an impressive splash on the blog with latest effort ‘I Just Wanna’, NEW LEASE MUSIC has decided to catch up and find out a little more about the man behind the single, GENTRY KOZIA.
NLM: Hey, thank you for taking part in an interview with NEW LEASE MUSIC. So what have you been up to in the music circuit in your hometown?
GK: Thank you for having me! I really appreciate it and I’m currently not living in my hometown I relocated to California. But I have gone back home a few times within the last two years, doing radio interviews and a few shows.
NLM: You released your single ‘I Just Wanna’ back in April. What was the public reception of the single so far?
GK: It’s doing very well & gaining more streams.
NLM: What’s your inspiration behind the single?
GK: Love songs from the past something that is missing greatly in today’s R&B music.
NLM: Are you planning to do a music video for the single in the near future?
GK: We shot a video for it back in October of last year but had to do some re-shoots..I’m planning to release it in July…
NLM: So how would you describe your sound to potential fans?
GK: A touch of vintage soul with a little funk, layered with some rock rounded off with today’s sonics..I try to stay away from trends but still maintaining a sound that is familiar today – if that make sense.
NLM: If you had to collaborate with ONE mainstream artist, who would it be?
GK: Well it would actually be two… Prince and Pharrell Williams. Those guys are not afraid to push the envelope with their fashion and music.
NLM: If you had three wishes to change the music industry today, what would they be?
GK: More originality, diversity on radio playlists and better artist deals.
NLM: So what are your plans for this year?
GK: Currently I’m on tour until the end of September and continuously release music on all digital platforms. I also have a few major placement deals in place, so I’m staying busy.
NLM: How can potential fans make contact with you?
GK: I’m on all social media platforms as gentrykozia (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Soundcloud, Snapchat). All my music is available on all streaming platforms as well.
NLM: Finally, if music didn’t exist, what profession would you do?
GK: I would be a professional boxer..I was boxing before I decided to pursue music professionally..