Jonah Kagen Shares Soul-Stirring New Single “The Roads”
The Savannah-born singer-songwriter Jonah Kagen has released his latest single and accompanying music video, “The Roads,” via Arista Records. The single was crafted with additional production by Ryan Hadlock, known for his work with The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, Vance Joy, and Zach Bryan.
Kagen‘s single starts with a gentle acoustic guitar melody and his distinctive, potent, vocals, gradually escalating to a vigorous folk-rock track. His evocative lyrics encompass an intense sense of nostalgia and depict the emotional complexity of pivotal life moments.
In Kagen‘s words, “‘The Roads’ is one of those songs I feel like I’ve been working toward for so long. It’s the culmination of so much heartbreak, so much growing up, and so much learning. Some of my favorite lyrics and sounds I’ve ever created are in this song, and I think the story speaks for itself—I hope you can feel the years of emotion and human experience pouring out in it.”
Following his European tour with Anson Seabra, Kagen traveled to The Cotswolds, a beautiful region of Southern England, to film “The Roads” music video. The video was directed by David Od (Coin, Noah Kahan).
Watch Jonah Kagen’s “The Roads” music video below
Kagen, who grew up in Savannah, Georgia, began playing guitar at the tender age of six and was significantly influenced by his jazz musician grandfather and the music of guitarist Andy McKee. The technical prowess and unique finger-style technique of McKee had a profound impact on him, shaping his approach to music creation.
Following the release of his debut EP, georgia got colder, in December 2022, Kagen has already made significant strides in his musical journey with over 200+ million global streams, a US tour supporting Maisie Peters, nearly 2 million Spotify monthly listeners, and recognition on Shazam’s 2023 predictions list.