Introducing: Cascadent

So, who are you?

We have five members: Brad (Vocals), Jonathan (Guitar), Sam (Drums), Jonah (Guitar), and Jam (Bass).

Where are you from?

Various areas surrounding Atlanta, GA.

How long have you been playing music?

Brad: I started playing and writing about 16 years or so. It’s been quite the ride.

Jam: A little over ten years of playing in bands and writing songs. Three years with Cascadent.

What is your dream touring line-up?

Jonah: Circa Survive, The Fall Of Troy, and At The Drive-In.

What does music mean to you?

Sam: For me, music acts a refuge of sorts.

Jonathan: I can’t imagine my life without it, for what it’s done for me. Kind of like family.

Brad: Music is an extension of myself. It is a chance for me to be authentic. It’s therapeutic.

What artists first inspired you to start playing music?

Brad: Steven Curtis Chapman was probably the first artist I remember that really sparked something in me.

Jam: Incubus is very much responsible for igniting my musical journey.

What was the first record you bought when you were younger?

Brad: Jeremy Camp – Stay

Jonah: My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade

Jam: Daft Punk – Homework

Sam: Gorillaz – Demon Dayz

Jonathan: Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory

What’s the most aesthetically pleasing album cover that you have in your collection?

Brad: Mae – The Everglow

Jonah: Circa Survive – On Letting Go

Jam: The Mars Volta – Frances The Mute

Sam: Mastadon – Once More Around The Sun

Jonathan: The Faceless – Planetary Duality

What does your writing process look like?

Jonathan: One of us starts with a small idea and we collaborate on them extensively.

Tell us about your new single ‘Oslo’.

It’s a song about the freedom of dreaming. It’s also a song that was lyrically rewritten probably three or four times over the years since it was conceptualized.

Why should people listen to your music?

Jonah: My mom said it’s good.

Recommend us a record, a book, and a movie…

Microwave’s Death is a Warm Blanket

On The Road by Jack Kerouac

Akira, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo

Any last words for the readers of Highwire Magazine?

Thank you for reading and listening. Keep an eye out for what’s to come.


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