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Jonah Kagen Talks Debut EP "georgia got colder"

We caught up with the 22 year-old Savannah, Georgia native and learned all about the inspiration and process behind creating his debut EP "georgia got colder."

Savannah, Georgia artist Jonah Kagen sat down with MUD for an interview to discuss his debut EP "georgia got colder." The rising artist toured with Maisie Peters earlier this year, and has been making the rounds with his latest music.
Photo: Lauren Wade

Your debut EP “georgia got colder” was just released (Dec2). Where did you draw inspiration for this project?


I drew inspiration from so many different life experiences to create this EP but, if I had to generalize, I would say that the primary inspiration for this project is the wide spectrum of the human experience. It taps into different sides of human emotion – missing someone, being missed, being there for someone, needing someone to be there for you, etc. Some of these experiences were directly mine, and some were those of people close to me or that I observed at different points in my life.


Your music has a great energy to it. What is the creative process like when working on new music and who are some artists you admire?


My creative process honestly varies with each song. Sometimes it starts with just the music and the way it makes me feel dictates what the story will be. Other times I have a feeling that I need to put into words and I built the music around that. Sometimes my songs come from poetry I’ve written or thoughts I’ve jotted down.


You have a great way of telling a story and conveying emotions through your songs. Which song off the new EP are you most excited to share with your fans?


It's impossible to pick a favorite from the EP because each song has a distinct story that resonates with me. That being said, I think I'm most excited for people to hear "georgia." I have such a deep connection to that song and I hope that other people can connect with it in many different ways too.


Savannah, Georgia artist Jonah Kagen sat down with MUD for an interview to discuss his debut EP "georgia got colder." The rising artist toured with Maisie Peters earlier this year, and has been making the rounds with his latest music.
Photo: Lauren Wade