Following in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest musical artists, Cobi has quickly become known for his unabridged genre-bending – bridging neo-soul and folk with indie rock overtones. The Minnesota-born artist cut his teeth the traditional way, playing the blues in small town dive bars, making his way to performances at marquee clubs around the country.
Cobi’s gospel influences and octave-vaulting vocals on his debut offering, “Don’t You Cry For Me,” was discovered by renowned record exec and current Global Head of Music at YouTube, Lyor Cohen. Cohen signed Cobi to his 300 Entertainment label after seeing one performance. “Don’t You Cry For Me” took on a life of its own, vaulting to #1 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart and at SiriusXM’s Spectrum while racking up tens of millions of streams.
Today, Cobi counts nearly 130 million streams/views across all platforms and has emerged as one of the most dynamic singer/songwriters in the world. An artist whose voice can carry arena anthems as well as the most intimate ballads. Cobi has performed on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” and at Super Bowl LII Live, Lollapalooza, Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House, the Hollywood Bowl and many other esteemed music venues.
But the ride hasn’t always been smooth. In 2018 after releasing his most recent EP, Songs From The Ashes PT. 2, Cobi canceled his touring plans to focus on a family crisis. “My father was diagnosed with terminal cancer just a few months after my daughter was born. Those two life events back-to-back had my head spinning. I took time from the road to refocus on what was in front of me.”
Over the past year Cobi crafted new material while going through some of the most profound changes of his life. “This new music is a reflection of the roller coaster I’ve been on.”