коза. It means goat, for Bulgarian. It also happens to be the stage name for 25-year-old US singer/songwriter Paul Fiorentino.
Hailing from Point Pleasant, New Jersey And now living near Central London, Koza the Goat is proud to present his debut single damage control (feat. phantom).
Fiorentino also recently collaborated with long-time friend BeckiLynn on a music video for damage control, which is not available to watch on YouTube. BeckiLynn, the stage name for Becki Avilleira, is a filmmaker as well as a singer/songwriter from New Jersey. The two went to university together at Montclair State University.
Koza’s damage control, a song produced by Nick Perez and phantom, who features on the track, is a nocturnal bassy banger that fuses the sounds of hip hop, lo-fi, indie rock and psychedelic pop.
Fiorentino takes influence from artists such as Tame Impala, Mac Miller, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar and the Front Bottoms. As a singer, he pulls from the stylings of Frank Ocean, Tyler Joseph of twenty-one pilots, Matt Healy from the 1975 and Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin fame.
“I don’t know, I wouldn’t mind being my own version of Frank Ocean or Lana Del Rey,” Fiorentino said about what type of career he would like. “I’ve told friends before I want to be the guy version of Lana, I was half-joking in the past but I don’t even think that’s too far off. When you hear where I’m going with the next few singles and albums and whatnot, that’ll make sense.”
Fiorentino has two more singles ready for release, and plans on recording and releasing a debut full-length album in the very near future. He remains unsigned and independent but is open to inquires.
Be sure to check out Koza the Goat’s damage control (feat. phantom) on Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud and everywhere music is listened to, and don’t forget to watch the damage control music video, directed by BeckiLynn.