Jonah Kagen “Pollution”
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Jonah Kagen “Pollution”

Singer and songwriter Jonah Kagen shares his new single/video, “Pollution,” out today on Arista Records. The accompanying music video, which is also out now, was shot in one-take by David Od.

Following his recent hit single, “The Roads,” “Pollution” arrives as another stunning display of Jonah’s distinct acoustic-driven sound. Enveloping listeners with a blend of dynamic folk-rock instrumentation, visceral lyricism, and his warm, commanding vocals, “Pollution” is a song that will tug at heartstrings.

“’Pollution’ is about nostalgia, but more specifically, it’s about the desperate craving to get back to a time of simplicity and innocence,” Jonah shares. “I think there’s something especially heartbreaking about losing your innocence as you grow up, and it’s something that I think about every day.”

The 23-year-old singer and songwriter grew up in Savannah, Georgia and took up guitar at the age of six, diving deep into the instrument’s technical aspects after his jazz musician grandfather showed him performance videos. He further found inspiration in the music of guitarist Andy McKee, whose finger-style technique lit a creative fire within. “He opened my eyes to what an acoustic guitar could be,” he recalls, as he dove deeper into creating music on his own. “If you can bring somebody something with your music that they can’t get anywhere else, there’s nothing better than that.”

Jonah’s debut EP, ‘georgia got colder,’ was released in December 2022 on Arista Records. He’s already cut impressive figures with over 200+ million global streams and over 2 million monthly listeners. Jonah will be embarking on his first headline tour in October before joining Phillip Phillips as support on his ‘The Drift Back’ tour through November. An exciting new voice bringing an undeniable energy and sincerity through his multifaceted sound, Jonah Kagen is undoubtedly an artist on the rise.

Jonah Kagen Tour Dates:
October 9 – Washington D.C. @ DC9
October 10 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
October 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
October 13 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club (Downstairs)
October 14 – Charlotte, NC @ Evening Muse
October 19 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl*
October 20 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Millennium Center*
October 21 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage Theater*
October 26 – Huntsville, AL @ Mars Music Hall*
October 27 – Fort Smith, AR @ Templelive*
October 28 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada*
October 30 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre*
November 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre*
November 3 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box*
November 4 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren*
November 6 – Albuquerque, NM @ KiMo Theatre*
November 8 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues*
November 9 – Austin, TX @ The Paramount Theatre*
November 11 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues*

  • supporting Phillip Phillips

Tickets for all dates are available here.

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