Blending folk-style storytelling with shimmering pop elements, Jonah Kagen is winning over the hearts of fans around the globe. His latest single "Catching A Dream” exemplifies the singer-songwriter and multi-talented musician’s ability to cut straight to your heart with ghostly vocals and earnest lyricism.
““Catching A Dream” is about the place you go to in your mind when you just want to escape your reality," shares Kagen. "I really wanted to try to bring out that feeling of escapism and paint a picture of this magical place where nothing weighing you down in the real world could ever follow you.”
Written during the pandemic, Kagen further explained, “the midst of the virus was a very dark time. I felt like people needed something to represent how they felt, but in a hopeful way. I could see the power of what ‘Broken’ initially did on TikTok, where so many people filled in their own stories in the comments. Lyrically, it’s a cry for help when you reach your breaking point, but it’s also a reminder to keep going.”
On March 1, 2022 Jonah will embark on his first North American tour as the support for Maisie Peters. The dates start in Minneapolis, MN and conclude on April 1 in Los Angeles. Along the way, he will make stops in, among other markets, Chicago, New York City, Dallas, and Vancouver. The full tour is listed below and tickets are available here.
The purity in the Savannah, GA native's songwriting makes each of his songs a beautifully haunting affair. Between the melodic acoustic guitar work or the duet-inviting vocal performance, Kagen's sound is warm yet contemplative in part thanks to the depth of his lyrics. In fall 2020, he teased out his first original single “Broken,” previewing the song by encouraging his followers to “co-write” with him via TikTok. Over the first three months post-release, “Broken” gathered over 10.5MM streams across streaming platforms. This is clearly a special musician to watch out for and one making some serious moves.