Katzù Oso is a Latino solo artist based out of Los Angeles, CA. The moniker of Paul Hernandez, Katzù Oso combines upbeat, dancey production with dreamy vocals. Taking inspiration from artists like HOMESHAKE, Tame Impala and more, Hernandez sought to combine a dreamy synth-drenched sound with influences from growing up east of Los Angeles, CA – the sounds of growing up east of a major metropolitan city, of being young and brown in America.
Katzù Oso’s music is written entirely in his bedroom but since the drop of his first single, “Sophie” in April of 2017, Katzù Oso has been growing quickly: from performing at backyard shows in his hometown of Montebello, CA to performing at venues such as Highland Park’s The Hi Hat and Los Angeles’ The Resident. Katzù Oso released his debut mixtape on July 20, 2018.
His new single “kiss u better” drops February 14th via Counter Culture/Cosmica Records.
“In preparation for his debut mixtape, Pastel, set to be released July 20th via Counter Culture Records and Cosmica Records, “Crazy4luvinU” is an impressive mark of ever growing success from the young artist. The track’s immediate atmosphere clings to the throes of love, tangled in bliss and worry. Hernandez follows suit, leading with intimate vocals in a breathy and hazy delivery: “You make it really hard to love you and it feels like you’re drifting away / Holding on to us seems real to me and I know you never felt this way.” As Hernandez continues to sing, the lyrical components changes towards worry of moving on with another, and the “insanity” for continuing to love. Chimes of synths fill in the inaudible vocals, which becomes apparent that all focus is now on the textured groove. Enclosing the entirety with a romantic core leaves “Crazy4luvinU” as the perfect summer love anthem for this year.”
– Janette of Girl Underground Music
2019 - On tour as main support for SALES. Played official SXSW showcase alongside The Red Pears, TDE’s Zacari, Ambar Lucid & Cuco.
2018 - Several songs off “Pastel” added to Apple Music’s Best of the Week, Indie Pop, Despues del After, Breaking Indie, Ruido!, The A List: Rock y Alternativo, Amor Alternativo and Spotify’s Bedroom Pop, New Music Friday Latin, H&M In Store Music, Novedades Viernes Mix, and COLORS’ Weekly Releases
2017 - Opened for Tyler, the Creator, Brockhampton, Steve Lacy & Clairo. Featured on Spotify’s Discover Weekly Playlist