Kobina

Kobina

 New York City, New York, USA
BandPopEDM

A marriage of strong songwriting skills with excellent musician-ship is what you can now experience as "Kobina." Warm, intimate, sensitive, almost spare, his songs speak of secret murmur's of the heart. Laid back grooves seduce with a warm coolness.

Biography

Samuel Kobina Roberts, Kobina (means, born on Tuesday, pronounced Kobna) made his arrival in this world into the Fanti-tribe, brother-tribe of the Ashanti in Ghana.

In Paris, he became the face for United Colors of Benetton,
Numerous prestigious print, film & television credits and recordings include "Reggae Rhapsody" on an HBO-film-soundtrack, a remake of an oldie "Oh Child" plus various writing songs for other artists.

In 2007 he built the band known as “Kobina. This marriage of strong songwriter skill mixed with excellent musician-ship, turned out to be just organically right. The band became the forerunners of 2007's "Battle Of The Band." while recording and winning Lincoln's Spotlight Video competition with his contribution "Live Your Dream."

Kobina’s timeless elegance and sensitivity with an understated taste and passion remains completely contemporary and true in attitude and sound. Warm, intimate and sensitive, almost spare, his songs describe the secret murmur’s of the heart’s desires. The songs Strange Life and You Lift Me High are almost stripped down and subtle. Kobina’s laid-back grooves seduce with a warm coolness. The band attracts a diverse multi-racial audience who are drawn by the band’s open-minded and intimate and musical approach to music.

In 2009 and 2010 along writing a score for a musical he also started working with management & A&R's of developing young artists, placing and developing songs.

Kobina’s highly anticipated follow up and brand new single "Love Again" brings a new sound, more upbeat & electronic, with a change in the band, adding Yaz Fukuoka on piano/keys, Daniel Haedicke on guitar and Glenn Grossman still on drums.

Lyrics

Love Again

Written By: Samuel Kobina

To thy own self
be true

Hidden rules
Open your eyes
Notice the clues
It's a strange life
Signs everywhere
Obvious sometimes
Vividly disguised
It's a strange life

I wanna love again
My hopes and dreams
No more lies
No more disguise
With my feelings about
Shared intimacy

I wanna scream
People can be so cold
After we make love
You don't know me anymore
And it hurts
You don't feel what I feel
Sometimes life
Can make some strange
Cruel twists

I wanna love again
My hopes and dreams
No more lies
No more disguise
With my feelings about
Shared intimacy

Sacred places
Different faces
Strange life

Strange life
Strange life

I wanna love again
My hopes and dreams
No more lies
No more disguise
With my feelings about
Shared intimacy

Yeah

No more lies
No more disguise
With my feelings

Oh!!

I Am All The Things

Written By: Samuel Kobina

I Am All The Things

I am close, I am far
I am Winter, Spring and Fall
I am weak I am strong
Am sometimes right, sometimes wrong

I’m the soft whisper in your ear
I’m the love that takes away
All your fears
I’m the house
You can live in
I’m your new friend
Your next best of kin

But from all the things
In this life that I am
I am yours, truly yours

I’m your wish on a star
The handwriting on the wall
I’m a drop in the in the sea
I am just life, bitter and sweet

But from all the things
In this life that I am
I’m yours

The wind that makes you lift and fall
The light that’s shining from, from afar
The arms that keep you, keep you warm
I’m the truth that slowly unfolds

But for all the things in this life
And for all the things in this life
Yes for all those things in this life
I am, I am yours ---truly yours, forever and ever
Yours…

Discography

New Dance-Single Release "Love Again" available now on iTunes! Kobina’s new single Love Again, is a melodic dance lounge track that makes it the prefect score to a chill night with friends or curled up with your boo.