November 3, 2023- Maintaining incredible momentum by pushing the envelope, otherworldly band Cruza present their new four-track body of work, Paranoia Pack, out now via Def Jam Recordings. The band continues to artfully stretch boundaries as they fuse alternative, R&B, and the psychedelic into a living and breathing unique sonic patchwork. Listen to Paranoia Pack HERE.
Among many highlights, a head-nodding bass groove murmurs beneath hi-hats and soulful vocal echoes on the single “Pulp Jam” [feat. Mamii]. The hypnotic hook drips like honey over a steady bounce. Whistling brightens up glitchy production on “Another Hit” [feat. Sailor Goon]. Eventually, the rhythm gives way to an intoxicating exhale, “We just take another hit,” punctuated by the swoon of a harp-style glimmer. Then, there’s “Metropolitics.” Sirens swell in the background and vocal loops resound through airy guitar and effervescent harmonies. Check out the full tracklisting below.
Cruza initially teased Paranoia Pack in early October with “Hypnotherapy.” The latter has already gathered over 188K Spotify streams in addition to 135K YouTube views on the official video. Additionally, the song landed plugs from The Hype Magazine and KCRW where it claimed a spot on Francesca Harding’s “Best New Music” playlist.
Paranoia Pack just paves the way for more music from the band coming very soon.
It picks up where they left off on 2022’s “Fantasy.“ Beyond bubbling at DSPs with over 718K Spotify streams, it earned widespread acclaim. In addition to plugs from HITS Daily Double, Celeb Secrets, and more, Billboard touted it among “R&B/Hip-Hop Fresh Picks of the Week” and applauded, “‘Fantasy‘ sounds like a loopy dream, and somewhere between alternative indie music and traditional R&B, the band draws on the past and present to create an atmospheric lane of their own.” Meanwhile, OnesToWatch attested, “They’re on a completely different wavelength, interweaving through dimensions and melting minds.”
Cruza arrives as the outlier band the culture needs in 2023 and beyond.
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Paranoia Pack Tracklisting:
2. Pulp Jam (feat. Mamii)
4. Another Hit (feat. Sailor Goon)