Battle of the 1Bands

Cruza

Brooklyn

Consisting of Adam Kain (vocals), Charity Joy Brown (guitar), and AJ Roth (bass and percussion), CRUZA blend elements of R&B with psychedelic and alternative rock. Releasing music since 2018, it was the 2020 single ‘Illusion Of Forever’ that first propelled them into public consciousness with the group continuing to grow at a steady rate in the months since.


The Orlando-via-San Diego outfit recently unveiled their defining EP Dog Daze December 10th, 2021 on Juicebox Recordings (UK) and Terrible Records (US). The follow-up to 2020 debut album Cult Research, the seven-track EP features CRUZA’s three most recent singles, starting with the romance-tinged ‘Indeed’, a charmingly lo-fi jam that has been supported by the late Virgil Abloh and Jamz supernova on their respective Worldwide FM and BBC Radio 1Xtra shows.


The release of Dog Daze follows on from a support tour with Puma Blue which has seen the band receive recognition and praise from artists including Reggie, Ravyn Lenae, Smino and Monte Booker.