KOKA is a singer, songwriter and performer born in Albania, living in Berlin.
After extreme changes from moving between Greece and Albania during her childhood and early teenage years, having faced the breaking out of a civil war, dicrimination and the ups and downs of a conservative education, she moved to Germany to pursue stability in an architect's career. In the stiffness and masks from the corporate world she became a stranger to herself. Music was her closest ally during all times and a band on the side kept her going. While seeking relief in spiritual teachings and meditation her songwriting was born. KOKA moved to Berlin and started performing Solo on the piano.
She released four solo-singles in 2020. Her single Let Them Know was featured in the “Listen To Berlin” Compilation 20/21. Currently she is working on her debut album with producers based in Riverside Studios Berlin, due to be released Fall 2021.
With a unique blend of influences deriving from the 80’s New Wave, Soul, Trip Hop, Grunge to Cinematic Power Ballads, KOKA merges her distinct tastes into a beautiful blend between Art Pop, Indie Soul and Experimental Pop. Her vocal melodies, paired with unique synth-sounds and a changing intensity of drums and percussions, shape into complex journeys leading listeners through scenes of hope with a touch of mysticism.
Her strongest influences revolve around artists such as Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, Radiohead, Portishead, Florence + The Machine and more.