This browser doesn't support Spotify Web Player. Switch browsers or download Spotify for your desktop.



  1. 1.
    Summer Never Ends
  2. 2.
    To the Wind
  3. 3.
    Burning in My Mind
  4. 4.
    Take the Sky
  5. 5.
    With Open Eyes
“The truth of human freedom lies in the love that breaks down barriers.” - Jürgen Moltmann
Ever since forming in 2015 KOZEN has set out to expand the boundaries of 'genre' through the virtue of diversity. Everything about the band - from its personnel to its music - is quintessentially "Toronto," with the members (Maxwell Aka, Jericho Leal, Sidone Harrison, Jared Leal) hailing from musical backgrounds as diverse as Metal, Gospel, R&B, Pop, and Rock, and tracing their heritage to places as diverse as Okinawa, St. Lucia, Jamaica, and the Philippines. Founded on this principle of diversity, the band brings a truly multi-cultural and multi-textured dynamic to rock music that challenges conventional understanding of the term "progressive."
Building upon the themes of their debut double-EPs, Swimming to the Stars (A) & Swimming to the Stars (B), the group expanded their soundscape with their first full-length album A Fearful Wonder in 2019. With a more polished approach, the album embodies the essence of the human journey and explores themes of struggle, obstruction, and perseverance.
In a post-genre era of music, where heavy bands are going melodic, pop artists are playing with darker aesthetics, and stylistic crossovers are becoming more and more common, KOZEN is a band worth paying attention to. The future of rock music will be created by bands that can transcend labels and categories, defying limitations and discovering new sounds.


Monthly Listeners



Where people listen



Discovered On

Related Artists

Listen to Kozen now.

Listen to Kozen in full in the Spotify app