Now Watching: Hannah Jadagu – ‘What Is Going On?’

Monday, March 22, 2021
Photo by Ebru Yildiz

Rising star Hannah Jadagu is set to release her forthcoming debut five-track EP What Is Going On? next month — until it's time to enjoy the release in full, she’s shared a preview of what’s to come with the EP’s enchanting title track. 

The music video, directed by Cameron Livesey, shows a contrasting view of ‘What Is Going On?’, which is about processing the world around you and handling societal pressure. 

Hannah said on the video, “When thinking of ideas for the ‘What Is Going On?’ video, I was certain that I wanted to take a different approach. Originally, I just had a loose vision of a rooftop band scene and worked hard to make that happen. However, during the editing process, Cameron and I felt we were missing something. That something was a storyline. So, I decided to bring in actors Sarah Tie and Joseph McCain. Through their work, we were able to really bring the lyrics to life.”

If you love ‘What Is Going On?’ as much as we do, stay tuned for the rest of her debut EP on April 23rd via Sub Pop. 

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

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