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KEZAR RELEASES AN EMPOWERING MUSIC VIDEO FOR THEIR SINGLE "DON'T TOUCH THE QUEEN"

KEZAR RELEASES AN EMPOWERING MUSIC VIDEO FOR “DON’T TOUCH THE QUEEN”

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WATCH “DON’T TOUCH THE QUEEN”: HERE

Indie pop band Kezar is excited to announce the release of their empowering music video for their single “Don’t Touch the Queen” crafted by an all-female production team. An incredible display of the ferocity of women, the video is essentially a vehicle to celebrate the lives and stories of seven amazing queens. 

Directed by Sarah Wilson Thacker, the video features women from all walks of life, including the Director of the Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion Initiative at Google, a plus-size fashion model and designer, film director, cancer survivor, stay-at-home mother, sexual assault survivor, and a transgender activist. Alongside Thacker’s stunning visuals, each of these stories beautifully captures the essence of this song, painting a striking portrait of women and their often superhuman capabilities. 

“What these women made with my song is so beautiful and so much more powerful than anything I could have done myself,” frontman Jack Mosbacher shared. “The all-female creative team showed seven real women living in their normal daily lives. And then, we dressed them like what they really are: tough, brilliant, fearless, adversity-overcoming queens.” 

An incident Mosbacher witnessed in a club served as the direct inspiration for the song itself. “I was speaking to a woman when a drunk idiot stumbled up and groped her. Without hesitating, she punched him directly in the face. As he gasped for air, she said: ‘Uh uh. Don’t touch the queen.’ I immediately asked her if I could write a song about it - she was kind enough to say yes.”

San Francisco-based Kezar is the project of seasoned musician Jack Mosbacher. He comes from a strong soul background, and the more you listen to each cleverly crafted beat and infectious hook, the more you recognize it as the backbone of his signature pop style. When choosing a name for this project, Mosbacher wanted to stay true to his hometown by naming it after Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, the original home of the 49ers and a music venue that played host to legends like Led Zeppelin, Santana, Bob Dylan, and The Grateful Dead. It was a name that captured this phase in Mosbacher’s musical trajectory: a new chapter, but true to his roots. The band’s debut single “(Tell Me) It’s Not Love,” was produced by K-Kov (Keith Urban, Justin Timberlake), has been streamed over 845K times and was included in Spotify’s official Love Pop and Young & Free playlists. The track’s video was inspired by the beautiful aesthetic of the classic tale Pride & Prejudice and has been received 1.1 million views. The bad also released a five song EP earlier this summer that has received over 635K streams.

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KEZAR RELEASES THEIR DEBUT SELF-TITLED EP

KEZAR RELEASES THEIR DEBUT SELF-TITLED EP

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Indie pop band Kezar is excited to announce the release of their debut self-titled EP out everywhere today. Frontman Jack Mosabcher said of the EP “every song on it is so near and dear to my heart - a dream come true, really. My hope it is fairly simple: that it becomes a part of the soundtrack of your summer and adds joy and love to everything that you do.”

The danceable, hook-heavy number opens with their infectious debut “Tell Me (It’s Not Love),” produced by K-Kov (Keith Urban, Justin Timberlake) that has now been streamed over 845K times and was included in Spotify’s official Love Pop and Young & Free playlists. The track’s video was also inspired by the beautiful aesthetic of the classic tale Pride & Prejudice

“Feelings” was the very first song penned for the project. It will always be a milestone in frontman Jack Mosbacher’s life who, in just a few days, found a new sound, attitude and chapter in his life. “It’s a song about a woman who is totally in control, from a man’s perspective - she is confident and fearless…[it’s] an anthem for empowerment and the unmatchable strength of women." Fresh track “Ooh La La” started as a fun tinkering in the studio and turned into what frontman Jack Mosbacher calls an epic and unapologetic “Stadium Reggae” summer track. 

“(Tell Me) It’s Not Love,” [is] an unmistakably radio-ready pop bop. Blending soulful vocals with a dazzling array of modern indie-pop elements, it’s an electric debut destined for major attention. We’re seeing KEZAR in bright lights on famous marquees. We’re hearing his neon anthems on Top 40. We’re thinking he just carved himself a well-deserved spot in the wild world of pop stardom.”  The Music Mermaid 

At the helm of the band is seasoned musician Jack Mosbacher, the mastermind behind Kezar. He comes from a strong soul background and the more you listen to each cleverly crafted beat and infectious hook, the more you recognize it as the backbone of his newfound signature pop style. Mosbacher also has a deep admiration and respect for the artists that came before him. Using state-of-the-art synthesizer technology, he and the producers added throwback elements from hip-hop’s glory days, like the big 808 drum machines on Run-DMC and NWA records and stacked backing vocals and bass synths reminiscent of the 2000’s Hyphy Movement – homages to Mac Dre, Mistah F.A.B., Keak da Sneak, and Traxamillion. When choosing a name for this project, Mosbacher wanted to stay true to his hometown of San Francisco by naming it after Kezar Stadium in the Haight-Ashbury district. Choosing the original home of the 49ers and a now music venue that played host to music legends such as Led Zeppelin, Santana and The Grateful Dead, seemed like the perfect segway into a new era of his career while staying true to his roots. 

“The song is the perfect combination of soul and modern pop” Affinity Magazine (on “Let’s Talk About You”)



KEZAR RELEASES “FEELINGS”

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Indie pop band Kezar has released their groove-laden third single “Feelings” out everywhere today. “Feelings" was the first song penned for the project. It will always be a milestone for frontman Jack Mosbacher’s life who said "in a few days, we found a new sound, a new attitude and a new chapter in our lives. It’s a song about a woman who is totally in control, from a man’s perspective - she is confident and fearless. As my mother’s son and sister’s brother, I hope that the song is entertaining and fun but also an anthem for empowerment and the unmatchable strength of women."

Previously, they released their incredible debut “(Tell Me) It’s Not Love” followed by “Let’s Talk About You.” Working with producer K-Kov on both tracks (Keith Urban, Justin Timberlake), they managed to create two highly danceable earworms packed with joy and romance. The video for their debut (that has now amassed over 110,000 views), was inspired by the beautiful aesthetic of the classic tale Pride & Prejudice. The track was also added to Spotify’s official Love Pop and Young & Free playlists.

“(Tell Me) It’s Not Love,” [is] an unmistakably radio-ready pop bop. Blending soulful vocals with a dazzling array of modern indie-pop elements, it’s an electric debut destined for major attention. We’re seeing KEZAR in bright lights on famous marquees. We’re hearing his neon anthems on Top 40. We’re thinking he just carved himself a well-deserved spot in the wild world of pop stardom.”  The Music Mermaid

Seasoned musician Jack Mosbacher is the mastermind behind Kezar. He comes from a strong soul background and the more you listen to each cleverly crafted beat, the more you recognize it as the backbone of his newfound signature pop style. Mosbacher also has a deep admiration and respect for the artists that came before him. Using state-of-the-art synthesizer technology, he and the producers added throwback elements from hip-hop’s glory days, like the big 808 drum machines on Run-DMC and NWA records and stacked backing vocals and bass synths reminiscent of the 2000’s Hyphy Movement – homages to Mac Dre, Mistah F.A.B., Keak da Sneak, and Traxamillion.

“The song is the perfect combination of soul and modern pop” Affinity Magazine (on “Let’s Talk About You”)

When choosing a name for this project, Mosbacher wanted to stay true to his hometown of San Francisco by naming it after Kezar Stadium in the Haight-Ashbury district. Choosing the original home of the 49ers and a now music venue that played host to music legends such as Led Zeppelin, Santana and The Grateful Dead, seemed like the perfect segway into a new era of his career while staying true to his roots. While soul will always stay the backbone of Kezar’s music, he also draws inspiration from contemporary pop artists like Shawn Mendes, Bruno Mars and Sam Smith.


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KEZAR RELEASES THEIR DEBUT SINGLE "(TELL ME) IT'S NOT LOVE"

KEZAR RELEASES THEIR DEBUT SINGLE “(TELL ME) IT’S NOT LOVE”

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Kezar has released their debut single “(Tell Me) It’s Not Love” out everywhere today. Kezar is a brand new project from seasoned musician Jack Mosbacher and drummer James Small (Fantastic Negrito). With this project, Mosbacher tapped into his affinity for infectious, previously unexplored beats.  

“(Tell Me) It’s Not Love,” [is] an unmistakably radio-ready pop bop. Blending soulful vocals with a dazzling array of modern indie-pop elements, it’s an electric debut destined for major attention. We’re seeing KEZAR in bright lights on famous marquees. We’re hearing his neon anthems on Top 40. We’re thinking he just carved himself a well-deserved spot in the wild world of pop stardom.”  The Music Mermaid

After working with producer Nitzan Kaikov (Keith Urban, Justin Timberlake), what resulted is a danceable earworm packed with joy and romance. Boasting a wide array of sounds, Mosbacher incorporated stacked vocals and bass synthesizers on top of his more rock-leaning influences. Mosbacher described the track as “a song about those special moments that only happen once or twice a lifetime: when you meet somebody and immediately know that this person is going to change your life forever.”

When choosing a moniker for the project, Mosbacher wanted to stay true to his hometown of San Francisco by naming it after Kezar Stadium in the Haight-Ashbury district. Choosing the original home of the 49ers and a now music venue that played host to music legends such as Led Zeppelin, Santana and The Grateful Dead, seemed like the perfect segway into a new chapter in his career while staying true to his roots. While soul will always be the backbone of Kezar’s music, Mosbacher also draws inspiration from contemporary pop artists like Shawn Mendes, Bruno Mars and Sam Smith. Partnering with Small on this new project created the perfect marriage of Mosbacher’s sunny San Francisco pop style with Small’s heavier-hitting Oakland R&B.