Hojean Goes Over 85 at His First Head In The Clouds Performance Thoughts+Photos: Hojean at 88 Rising's Head In The Clouds 8/20/22
LOS ANGELES, CA–
“…The festival’s first act was Hojean, a 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. I’ve been familiar with Hojean since 2019 when he released “Memory,” so I was ecstatic that I could watch him live at Head In the Clouds.
Compared to many other artists in the indie, R&B music world who portray themselves as mysterious and quirky– Hojean has created a reputation for himself that is authentic, genuine, and honest. He truly shows his gratuity to his fans– which was very clear in his Head In The Clouds performance.
I was fortunate to watch both Hojean’s soundcheck and his final performance– he was very interactive with the audience, asking them which songs he could perform and posing for any photos and videos. His performance was very raw, and you could definitely see that he had a hand in everything, from the setlist to the visuals he made himself.
He performed my favorite song, “Over 85,” and also his new single, “You Ain’t Gotta,” which he released 2 days before his performance. I was also surprised to hear an unreleased single, “You Ain’t Gotta,” from his upcoming ep– Swing.
I’m a bit disappointed that he did not perform “You Feel Like,” but I’m looking forward to seeing Hojean shine on “The Inside Tour,” which starts in New York on August 28. Watching him sing and interact with the crowd, I understood why Hojean’s connection with his fans ran so deep. You could feel Hojean’s authenticity in his stage presence and lyrics. I think that if he continues to showcase his sincerity and vulnerability, Hojean will make it far, and I look forward to seeing his growth as an artist…”