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Sounds | Jake Kohn - Dreams



Ik geloof er steeds meer in, temeer de jongeman zo veel muzikaliteit en authenticiteit uitstraalt. Op bepaalde momenten doet hij me zelfs aan een 'jonge' Ray Lamontagne denken. Wie mijn liefde voor deze bard kent, weet dat ik hier met serieuze complimenten zwaai. Kohn verdient dat.


Luister ook naar: Frostbite


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 “Dreams” is yet another testament to Kohn’s ability to capture any listeners’ attention with soul-stirring lyricism accompanied by his rich, raspy baritone. On perhaps his most earnest song yet, Kohn embraces a striking vulnerability that sets him apart from other singer-songwriters. 


Earlier this week he launched a live performance of the new track in partnership with Appalachia Untold – a lifestyle brand which highlights original music from across the region.


“Dreams” follows Kohn’s second released  track, “Hard as Stone” – listen here + watch the live performance here – which arrived to instant critical acclaim and excitement in January. His first official release “Frostbite” arrived in November of last year, after a live version filmed in Charleston, West Virginia amassed over 1.2 MILLION views on YouTube. 


Born in Winchester, Virginia – birthplace of Patsy Cline – Kohn grew up influenced by Country legends like Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash. At age 11, after being gifted a guitar from his great-grandmother, he taught himself how to play chords from a poster on his wall.

Five years later, Kohn regularly goes viral on TikTok and YouTube, amassing 10 MILLION+ views across both platforms. Kohn’s stunning live rendition of “Frostbite,” performed during his Grand Ole Opry debut in the fall of 2023, filled the storied theatre with his robust, soulful voice and elicited a standing ovation (watch a clip of the performance here) – before inking his Lockeland Springs/Atlantic Records deal backstage later that evening. 

 



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