Cobi Expands Sound on Second 'Songs From The Ashes' EP: Exclusive

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Minnesota native Cobi is reaching for brand spanking new heights and emotions on his newest EP Songs From The Ashes (PT. 2), accessible completely on Billboard at present (Sept. 20). Following the primary installment from late 2017, Ashes (PT. 2) expands from the spectacular introductory vocal showcase with broad strokes new instrumentation and charged and refined lyricism.

“Music has at all times been a car for protest and this three-song EP touches on my emotions of loneliness in America, violence, and eternal love,” Cobi tells Billboard. “It’s additionally an homage to the music I really like from the 70s: Rock, Reggae and Soul.”

The EP immediately jumps into new territory with the jolting “Church Of The Lonely,” which builds on Cobi’s powerhouse vocals with synth thrives and a searing electrical guitar that weaves itself all through the remainder of the set. Cobi crafts an anthemic protest music on the second observe, “Burnin’ One Down,” earlier than giving a nourishing dose of life-affirming soul on nearer “Rising Phoenix.”

Ashes (PT. 2) arrives on Friday (Sept. 21) 300 Entertainment.

Check out a preview of the EP beneath.