PREMIERE | Jake Katzman Captivates On ‘Things Don’t Mean A Thing’
Singer-songwriter and actor Jake Katzman launches his latest single, “Things Don’t Mean A Thing,” on Medium.
Although only 13-years-old, Jake Katzman has accomplished more in a brief period of time than most people do in a lifetime. At age six, he began his professional acting career, guest-starring on Law and Order SVU, followed by Kevin Can Wait, and Odd Mom Out. His film roles include The Wilde Wedding, Trouble, The Adderall Diaries, and forthcoming films The Luring, Team Marco, and Divided By. He’s worked with Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Anjelica Huston, Bill Pullman, Christian Slater, and James Franco.
Jake just finished a three-year stint starring as Young Charlie in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Kinky Boots.
If that’s not enough, Jake plays drums and piano, writing his own songs, which he produces, along with producing his own music videos. As a vocalist, he’s appeared on movie soundtracks, Broadway soundtracks, and voiceovers. In addition, Jake demonstrates his unselfishness and compassion for others through his actions, volunteering for community service organizations, and raising funds for various causes.
Jake’s previous releases include “Crush,” “Better Without You,” “Safe,” and “Livin’ My Best,” along with others. His sound blends pop, smooth R&B, and hints of jazz aromas.
“Things Don’t Mean A Thing” opens on gleaming synth colors, glowing and radiant, flowing into a delicious pop melody flavored with tinctures of R&B. A fat throbbing bassline and tight, crisp drums drive the contagious rhythm.
A sparkling piano infuses the tune with delicious textures, as Jake’s silky tones glide overhead, imbuing the lyrics with tantalizing surface colors. The combination of melodic sonority and rap-lite flow gives the tune vibrancy and nuanced sonic shifts.
“I just want you to see / It’s not jealousy / Things don’t mean a thing / And if you want me / You gotta’ show me.”
“Things Don’t Mean A Thing” delivers cool savors of pop, an infectious rhythmic pulse, and alluring breakdowns, all capped by the glossy tones of Jake Katzman.