Singer and songwriter Jonah Kagen announces his new EP, ‘The Roads,’ out December 1st on Arista Records, and shares the final pre-release single, “Made Up My Mind (feat. Lily Meola),” and accompanying music video directed by David Od.
Blending Jonah and Lily’s soothing vocals atop lush, guitar-driven instrumentation, “Made Up My Mind” is a beautiful convergence of Jonah and Lily’s distinct musical styles. “‘Made Up My Mind’ is one of those songs that felt special from day one,” says Jonah. “It’s a bit different for me, but I had so much fun experimenting with the sound and working with incredible people like Lily. She really brought the song to life.”
Lily adds, “this song is much darker than anything I’ve done before, but it’s always good to get out of your comfort zone! I really enjoyed working with Jonah, he is talented beyond measure and I’m just so stoked to be a part of this song!”
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.
Already cutting impressive figures with over 200 million global streams, 2.6 million monthly listeners, Jonah is now preparing to share his sophomore EP, ‘The Roads,’ out December 1st. The EP arrives as Jonah wraps up his tour supporting Phillip Phillips, which he joined after concluding his first-ever headline tour.
“‘The Roads’ is a story of decisions and consequences,“”Jonah says of the EP. “Each song represents a distinct moment in my ongoing quest to ‘figure it out’ and what those moments did and continue to do to me. Each is a road that I’ve taken that has shaped and continues to shape who I am. I hope people can find a piece of themselves in these stories, and I encourage you to listen with an open heart and an open mind. I wrote these songs to land anywhere—take them as they are, or as they are to you.”
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