Interview with: Gentry Kozia

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..

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Song of the Day: I Just Wanna – Gentry Kozia

GENTRY KOZIA bounces on today’s hotspot with his super smooth R&B jam, ‘I Just Wanna’. Check it out below:

Song of the Day: I Want To Marry You – Easy

Brand new California collective EASY make a remarkable debut with ‘I Want To Marry You’, an intricately crafted, experimental left-pop song that immediately earmarks this band as one to watch.

Check out their crazy harmonies below:

New Track: Paper – J Lndn

Californian producer and hip-hop artist  J LNDN returns with his second single, ‘Paper’ released through the label Subtone.

Drawing influence from Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar and XXXtentacion, the young rapper released his fiery debut single ‘Like Me’, accompanied by a music video at the end of last year. Since its release, ‘Like Me’ has already gained over 30,000 streams on Spotify and received a sign of approval from the likes of Here Floyd, Top-40 Charts – and of course, NEW LEASE MUSIC.

Not to be missed…check out J LNDN‘s latest joint below: