ABOUT THE ARTIST
MOZIAH, 22, is a recording artist from Central Jersey.
Raised by two Haitian Immigrant doctors, Marcus Moziah Guerrier’s entertainment background stems from all over. In his childhood, he dipped his feet anywhere he could: from community theatre and church choirs to musicals and DIY punk in high school. Music was always present wherever he went; and he'd grown to love that.
His first week at NYU, he got a bootleg copy of Logic from his roommate and began making beats on his own while he studied Drama. At age 18, he started to release music under his middle name, MOZIAH.
In November of 2018, MOZIAH, with co-producer Theodore, dropped the debut album, Dax Nextdoor. They coin it a coming-of-age story about fear, love, and learning to f*ck with yourself. Written, produced, and recorded out of MOZIAH and Theodore's bedrooms in Brooklyn, the album was met with positive acclaim upon release, with Lyrical Lemonade praising the project as: "A compilation of soulful grooves that hit the mark each time."
Strapped with an eclectic mix of influences and training in entertainment, MOZIAH strives to use music to tell true stories that KNOCK.
ABOUT The Project
Finessa Hudgens is our first EP and our second project.
The EP is a mini sequel to our debut album (Dax Nextdoor). With the EP (5 songs), we aimed to make a soulful, tropical adventure with a surprise inside.
Finessa Hudgens was named after my old finsta.
The songs I was writing this year cut a little deeper and brought to light things I’d usually keep to myself; so I felt it was right to name it after the place where all the personal stuff goes.
It’s been a transition time for me. I had moved from Brooklyn, where I wrote Dax Nextdoor, earlier this year. Instead of subways and parks, I’m at the beach most evenings and I wanted to write to that. It’s an audio sunset from one chapter to the next.
As a team, we wanted a way for people to interact with our work in a unique way that is different than typical releases. So we snuck in a three-digit code within the five songs of Finessa Hudgens. Listeners can enter the code in our website to unlock bonus content to stream and download. It’s a way to show those who care that we appreciate everything, and wanted to give them something special back.
All my life, I’ve gravitated towards stories that value how its audience engages with it—from Captain Underpants’ Flip-O-Ramas as a kid, to Black Mirror: Bandersnatch most recently. I feel it pushes our idea of storytelling forward. By adding this code, I had the chance to sneak in something that excites me into what I make.
The bonus content is jointly produced by MOZIAH and THEODORE.
All tracks written, composed, arranged, and produced by MOZIAH
ADDITIONAL GUITAR BY THEODORE (MadisonSQUAREPARK, FATAL, BRONTOSAURUS)
MIXED BY SWAMI SOUND
MASTERED BY QUIET LUKE
COVER ART BY MAEGAN GINDI
ART DIRECTION BY MOZIAH and AUSTin DAY
Voiceover by TRiana Jackson
Featuring Carter Ace (I Think I’m Normal), Maũ (Haba Na Haba), and CamRus (Camrus Johnson, The Sun is Also A Star, CW’s Batwoman, Hulu’s There’s Johnny)