Cobi Mike of Gentlemen Hall goes solo with new EP

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Cobi Mike’s recent decision to leave Gentlemen Hall (Island Records) to release his first solo project arose from his desire to rediscover his voice and share his personal message. In 2008, the singer-songwriter helped form the unique Boston musical collective. Gentlemen Hall quickly catapulted to success, being awarded a MTV Video Music Award in 2009 and performing on the Billboard Music Awards in 2011.  In 2013, they received placements in Target and Samsung commercials as well as the CW’s 90210 and ABC’s Pretty Little Liars.

Coming off their 2014 tour, playing alongside acclaimed musicians Young The Giant, Cee Lo Green, All American Rejects, One Republic, and Beyonce, Cobi Mike decided to leave Gentlemen Hall to release his first EP.

With the help of Grammy Award-winning engineer Tom Weir (Blondie, Willie Nelson) and an all-star cast of musicians including keyboardist Mia Fitz (Hozier) and drummer Matt Laug (Alanis Morisette, Christina Aguilera), Cobi Mike recorded his self-produced EP.

The four song EP, features a collection of heartfelt and authentic songs with an emotional rawness. Combining acoustic and electronic elements, the opening track “Walking Through The Fire” embodies a powerful metaphor of transformation while holding on to hope even in life’s darkest moments. “We Are Who We Are” showcases Cobi Mike’s knack for composing memorable hooks while “I Don’t Wanna Lose” highlights the singer songwriter’s stunning vocals in an intimate yet frank letter to a lover almost gone. Perhaps one of the most heartfelt and important tracks on the EP is “First Snow,” which describes a yearning to escape and the profound experience of a wondering heart looking for change.

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