Jake Huffman is a musician and composer from the United States. Huffman, the McLovins’ drummer and lead singer, is also a member of the band.
In 2013, Huffman was asked by the music director of Sesame Street, Bill Sherman, to collaborate on the writing of the song “Counting the You’s” on YouTube.“ Huffman eventually became a member of the composing team for the show.
Huffman also sang on the animated segment of the show called “D is for Dinosaur,” for which she was credited. McLovins helped Huffman become famous at a young age, and the band went on to tour the country. They played at big festivals like Bunbury and Summer Camp and opened for bands like the Gin Blossoms and Flobots.
In addition to his work with McLovins, Huffman has composed music and written lyrics for Sesame Street, and for a period of time, he was the leader of the house band on ESPN’s Sports Nation. When Huffman started to work on his solo project in 2019, he asked producer Andy Seltzer to help him. The finished product made its debut on NPR’s World Cafe in October of that same year.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Huffman has continued to write and produce music. He just recently released a single called “Younger,” which is a reflection on opposing beliefs and the energy of the present moment.
The world-famous PowerStation New England Studio is where he wrote, recorded, and produced his upcoming single “Martyr.” This song will serve as a unifying tribute to his soon-to-be-released EP.
With compelling discourses, the track explores a commentary about dying on a hill, as he explains,
“The lyrics aren’t about what I personally believe.” Everywhere I look, people are spouting their beliefs while contradicting themselves in the same breath. I wanted this song to capture the energy of how divided the world has become.”
Huffman is known for his strong vocals, melodies that soar, and alt-rock-inspired rhythms. His music is a mix of rock sounds and the sounds of the 1920s. He also combines rock influences with the sound of the 1920s.