Video Premiere: Jake Huffman Shares “Giving it a Try” from ‘Adderall & Whisky’
photo credit: Coley Stevens
Jake Huffman began his musical career, while still a teenager, recording and touring nationally with the McLovins. Relix described the band’s 2009 debut album as “a mature mixture of jazz, trance and shredding guitar solos.” Huffman also wrote music for Sesame Street and went on to study at the Berklee College of Music.
In 2019 he began a new solo project working with producer Andy Seltzer (Maggie Rogers and Chelsea Cutler). Although his tour plans were curtailed by the pandemic, he launched a YouTube series called Jake Huffman’s Sunday Mixdown.
Next month he will release a new EP, Adderall & Whisky. Huffman wrote, recorded, and produced all of the music, in which the nearly 30-year old artist reflects on the personal and musical life of his early 20’s.
Today we premiere the official video for “”Giving it a Try” from the forthcoming release. Huffman tells Relix, “Over the last few years, mostly in isolation, I was forced to look inward and found creative inspiration in the process. I always tell aspiring songwriters that the best songs are honest, simple and specific. “Giving it a Try” is my way of practicing what I preach. I took my own emotional arc of living with so much uncertainty in the world and produced and engineered the song myself from my home studio.
“The music video is a loose concept of writing, practicing and performing the song. It’s a crowd favorite when the band and I play it live so I wanted to capture the love and energy for the song. I co-directed and edited the piece with my partner Coley Stevens who shot and colored the video.
“Special thanks to Andrew Odel at Ghost Hit Recording who mixed the song and to Brian Lucy at Magic Garden Mastering who mastered it. Their talent is unparalleled and really brought the production to life.”
Song & Video Written/Produced/Directed by Jake Huffman
Directory of Photograpy/Color by Coley Krystyna
Audio Mixed by Andrew Odel (Ghost Hit Recording)
Audio Mastered by Brian Lucy (Magic Garden Mastering)
Creative Lighting Design by Rob Galvin
Band Members – Blake Hatch, Jeremy Cooney, Mike Voyce