What Is Going On? is the five-song collection of bedroom pop from singer, songwriter and producer Hannah Jadagu. Hailing from Mesquite, Texas and now residing in New York, the incredibly resourceful 18 year-old records and produces her music all through her iPhone 7. Using Garageband iOS, an iRig, microphone, and guitar, Jadagu has found a process that has served her well so far in her young recording career. The songs on What Is Going On? encapsulate the thoughts, hopes, and fears of growing up as a young Black woman in the U.S. with themes of empowerment and a wise-beyond-her-years worldview weaved throughout.
“My Bones,” the powerful opening statement from What Is Going On?, holds great meaning for Hannah. “With the influx of media coverage of Black women going missing, being murdered, and the lack of care there is for Black women in general, both within this country and the world, I wanted to dedicate a song to it,” she says. “I kept the lyric brief, writing ‘You could take my bones and place them home, they won’t find out’ because I felt those words spoke enough to the situation.” [read more @ SubPop]
http://KEXP.ORG presents Hannah Jadagu performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded March 3, 2022.
- Think Too Much
- Bleep Bloop
- What Is Going On?
Hannah Jadagu – Vocals / Guitar
Garrett Chabot – Bass
Jacob Stockman – Drums
Host: Cheryl Waters
Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
Mastering: Julian Martlew
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D’Alessandro & Scott Holpainen
Editor: Jim Beckmann