A famous frog once taught us all that it’s not easy being green, but Katmaz is taking on a more relatable difficulty in his music: the difficulty of being alone. Or, perhaps, of being alone with someone who is not the right fit.
Katmaz brings a light step to a breakup tune that treads between loftiness and organic sounds. Or as he puts it in “Alone (With Me)”: “I’m floating my way down to earth again.” The rhythmic and minimalist guitar plucks away as Katmaz’s vocals gradually layer up into a catchy swirl of hooks. This joining of melodies sticks with you.
All the while, reality blends with fiction as he dances through McCarran Park in Williamsburg in the self-directed clip. Are those people really falling into choreographed step with Katmaz or is it all an illusion? Maybe the puppets who spring from his shoulders and join him up in space have the answers. Everything about the video is fun, from the special characters to the gliding dance moves to the very-very-literal imagining of the lyrics.
Making waves in the Brooklyn music scene with his style of extra funky folk-pop, “Alone (With Me)” is only adding to a repertoire that is steadily growing into an intoxicatingly catchy collection. To hear more from Katmaz, you can find him on his website, Facebook page, and SoundCloud. You can also follow him on Twitter.