By Margaret Adams
Dream-pop artist Jake Huffman has recently released his new single “Giving It a Try;” this is the first single preceding Huffman’s upcoming EP “Adderall & Whiskey,” set for release in April.
Jake Huffman brings a plethora of knowledge as an artist to his current music releases; since his band’s (McLovin’s) cover of Phish’s “You Enjoy Myself” went viral on Youtube at 14 years old, Jake became well-acquainted with the rock music scene, sharing the stage with Blink-182, Foster the People, BB King, and The Flaming Lips. On top of his career as a musician, Huffman is a talented composer and lyricist, writing songs for Sesame Street and artists like Ed Sheeran and Leon Bridges. He also became a certified music producer from Berklee College of Music during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Huffman’s self-produced single “Giving it a Try” is an incredible pop song that invokes a feeling of freedom through finally fulfilling a dream. Mixed by Andrew Oedel and mastered by Brian Lucey, the song clearly illustrates Huffman’s own unique story through his lyrics and the energy the music brings. His inspiration from rock music shows in the production, but gives it a more modern and dream-pop take.
Jake will finally get the chance to perform his new EP, including “Giving It a Try” as he hits the road in late spring of 2022.
Fans of The 1975, The War on Drugs, Coldplay should check out Jake Huffman’s new single, “Giving It A Try.” Listen to the track on our Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify.
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Margaret Adams is a Psychology major and Rhetoric and Writing minor at The Catholic University of America from New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to her work with Alchemical, she writes for CUA’s student newspaper, The Tower, and has recently been named Quill Editor. She enjoys reading, writing, and looking at pictures of her dog, Bella.
When D.C. venues were ready to reopen after COVID-19, indie pop duo GLOSSER was ready to perform. The two, Riley Fanning and Corbin Sheehan, formed the band pre-COVID out of a shared aesthetic vision and passion for music storytelling.
Their first album *DOWNER* was released in January 2023, however they have decided to release a [__deluxe version__](https://open.spotify.com/album/0KLORhtj3ohV4FtbdjoKu5?si=iNZX9fiZSm2M6V8pRdBkow) exactly one year later containing four new tracks – two remixes, a reimagined song, and a cover – that they are hoping will give it a second life and allow them to continue performing around the area.
The band explains that they have spent many shows opening for touring bands that traveled through D.C. “We made music and then venues started to open again,” Sheehan says. Rather than having the “typical grungy” D.C. band experience, they uniquely went straight to club shows.